Rumors have been swirling for weeks about a potential new show to accompany AEW’s lineup of shows with Warner Bros. Discovery. As part of the WBD upfronts, it has been announced that AEW will be launching AEW: Collision, a two-hour televised show that will air on Saturdays starting June 17. The show will air from 8-10 p.m. ET on TNT and feature headliners like Miro, Thunder Rosa, Samoa Joe, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Andrade El Idolo.
“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with ‘AEW: Collision,’ which gives fans two more hours every week,” said Jason Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear & streaming. “AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they love to watch. Adding ‘Collision’ to our programming mix on TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to ‘AEW: Dynamite’ on TBS.”
“With the addition of ‘AEW: Collision’ on TNT, I’m extremely proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday night wrestling for the first time in more than two decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The debut of ‘Collision’ is significant across numerous sectors including television, wrestling, entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold property we envisioned when we launched in 2019. ‘Collision’ will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”
AEW: Collision is the latest in a lineup of shows from AEW including flagship series Dynamite on TBS, Rampage on TNT, and reality series AEW: All Access which finished up its initial run of six episodes on May 10.