Backstage News On The Mentality For AEW Collision

The TNT program AEW Collision, which premiered last year, was initially intended to center around CM Punk because he was exclusive to the show.

All Elite Wrestling quickly shifted away from that after Punk was released just months after the show’s debut following a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In.

Since then, the show has revolved around several stars, including Eddie Kingston, Adam Copeland, and Bryan Danielson.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the top stars who work the show are trying to bring in new talent and make them bigger stars, as opposed to Dynamite, where established stars wrestle each other.

On Collision, top stars collaborate with supporting stars who are not usually used in prominent roles.

Meltzer staed, “Well, the thing with the thing with Bryan Danielson is that like he’s….a lot of things the guys on Collision, with a lot of the guys, is there’s a mentality on that show with the guys who were you know if you want to call them the booker’s of the show or assistant booker’s because Tony’s the booker, but the assistant booker’s of the show, and their mentality is 100% ‘let’s get other people over but we still have to win’ because, you know, they’re key guys, whether it’s Eddie Kingston, Bryan Danielson, can’t lose to hatch Hechicero. But he’s trying to get these guys, whatever it is, a job or whatever.”

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