The main event for the debut episode of AEW Collision is set.
As first announced by Tony Khan on the June 7 episode of AEW Dynamite, CM Punk will make his in-ring return on the June 17 premiere of Collision, as he will team up with the AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) in a match against Samoa Joe, Juice Robinson, and Jay White.
.@TonyKhan made it official!@JayWhiteNZ, Juice Robinson, and @SamoaJoe will face off against @AEW Tag Champs @DaxFTR, @CashWheelerFTR, and @CMPunk will headline the premiere of #AEWCollision!#AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/G8rPLezgLJ— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) June 8, 2023
This will CM Punk's first match since the All Out pay-per-view in September 2022. After the conclusion of that event, Punk was involved in a backstage brawl with The Elite (Kenny Omega & the Young Bucks), which led to both parties being suspended from the promotion.
Fightful Select reported on Wednesday, June 7 about the likely possibility of the six man tag being the main event of the debut episode of Collision.