Matt Hardy believes that an AEW roster split could create healthy competition within AEW, similar to WWE Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.
Matt Hardy debuted in AEW in early 2020 and has seen the company grow in popularity. On 5/17, AEW announced the debut of AEW Collision, a new weekly television show that will premiere on Saturday 5/17/23.
While speaking about the upcoming Saturday show’s premiere on his podcast, The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy voiced his excitement for the roster to have more opportunities on a show that has equal footing to AEW’s flagship program, Wednesday Night Dynamite.
When asked about the idea of a weekly primetime show on Saturday night, Matt appears very optimistic about the possibilities of wrestling on Saturday night, equating it to the quarterly WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event shows from the 1980s.
“I think a Saturday night primetime show could do well,”he said
Part of the promotional material for the show includes the likes of Miro, Andrade, and Thunder Rosa, all talents that have been away from AEW programming for an extended period of time. Matt Hardy believes Collision and Dynamite will have separate rosters.
AEW Collision has been reportedly linked to the return of CM Punk to AEW. Warner Bros. Discovery recently issued a statement saying that, at this time, he is not currently linked to the premiere of the show.
There were reports that Ace Steel had been signed by AEW weeks ago, however there has been update since.