Tony Khan has dismissed suggestions that he will be enforcing a roster split following the launch of AEW Collision.
When the new show was announced it was reported that the AEW roster would be split between Dynamite and Collision. While this was believed to partially be down to retaining an easier schedule for talent, there was also the matter of keeping CM Punk and The Elite apart.
However, as the show has drawn nearer, the split has become much less of an issue. Tony Khan recently stated that he hadn’t drawn “hard lines” between the two shows.
During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Khan has now conceded that there won’t be much of a split at all.
“Nope, it’s not a separate roster. In fact, you’re seeing people that are wrestling on this show that just wrestled on Wednesday where we follow up on what happened with Toni Storm vs. Skye Blue match for the AEW Women’s World Championship…”
Khan added there won’t be separate rosters and rivalries will continue across both shows.
“No, it’s not a separate roster. It gives us an opportunity to showcase a lot of the top stars in AEW and feature certain stars week to week. I never said there would be a hard roster split. In recent media appearances, I’ve been making it pretty clear that it won’t be and it’s a great opportunity for the fans to see featured stars on these Dynamite shows and Collision shows week in and week out. But also we can have rivalries carry over between shows and utilize the shows to make follow-up matches or settle grudges or book big title matches…”
CM Punk Apologised To Tony Khan For All Out Press Conference
Speaking ahead of his comeback, CM Punk discussed his mindset ahead of Collision, and what he regrets about All Out in September 2022. Punk admitted that he didn’t handle his frustrations during this period well and later apologised to Tony Khan for his outburst.
Punk stated that the first thing that he did when he spoke to Khan after All Out was apologise for his conduct.
H/t to WrestlingNews.Co