Tonight’s AEW Dynamite show in Las Vegas, Nevada featured AEW CEO Tony Khan’s official announcement for the location of AEW Collision’s debut show on Saturday, June 17th.
Khan stated that this upcoming show will be taking place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. While Khan did not explicit mention CM Punk’s name, he is currently expected to make his official return to AEW at this upcoming show.
As per #AEW CEO & GM @TonyKhan’s announcement, the first episode of #AEWCollision will be held at the @UnitedCenter in Chicago, on Saturday, June 17th!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 25, 2023
It’s #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS! pic.twitter.com/EoNeiuw1Yr
Prior to the announcement, AEW’s plans for the United Center being the location for Collision’s debut show had been in doubt following recent backstage issues involving CM Punk and AEW. These issues had revolved around a dispute over Ace Steel’s recent rehiring to the company and terms that did not allow him to be backstage at AEW shows, specifically for AEW’s news Collision brand. These issues were believed to have been resolved ahead of AEW’s Dynamite show tonight.