Tony Khan On CM Punk’s Return: “To The Fans, He’s Very Important.”

Tony Khan speaks on CM Punk’s impending return.

Last week on AEW Dynamite, AEW president Tony Khan announced that CM Punk would be returning on AEW Collision’s debut on June 17th in Chicago. This is a long time coming, as Punk has been on hiatus from the company since AEW All Out.

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Khan commented on Punk’s looming return.

“We haven’t seen CM Punk in a long time, since All Out last September. He looked great in his last match. To the fans, he’s very important. He’s very important to the company, too. He’s been a big draw for us and historically throughout his career, and the launch of the new show happens to line up with the schedule on his rehab of his triceps injury,” 

Tony Khan

Tony would then go on to discuss the debut of Collision and the potential the brand has.

“We have an amazing opportunity with AEW on Saturday nights on TNT, starting June 17, and it was truly the brainchild of [Warner Bros. Discovery CEO and president] David Zaslav. He asked about more AEW, specifically Saturday nights, on TNT. When it was pitched to us by TNT, I was so excited. It’s so exciting the timing [of Punk’s return from injury] coincides with the launch of Collision,”

Tony Khan

We will have to wait and see what Tony Khan will announce as the main event match of AEW Collision’s debut.

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