In a surprising turn of events, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has reportedly decided to cancel the upcoming episode of “Collision,” a move seemingly aimed at avoiding a potential scheduling clash with the Worlds End pay-per-view.
Andrew Zarian from Mat Men broke the news on Wednesday, sharing on Twitter, “As of today, I’m hearing AEW won’t be airing Collision the week of the Worlds End PPV.”
Scheduled for December 30, the Worlds End pay-per-view will take place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Given that Collision traditionally airs on Saturday nights, the decision to cancel the episode raises questions about how AEW planned to manage the overlap between the two significant events.
— WhatCulture Wrestling (@WhatCultureWWE) November 9, 2023
AEW Collision is a new show, and the company has not announced anything about December 30 episode yet
While AEW has not officially confirmed the cancellation of the Collision episode slated for December 30, the move appears strategic, allowing the promotion to focus on delivering a compelling pay-per-view experience without splitting attention between two major events.
Worlds End serves as AEW’s final pay-per-view of 2023, concluding a remarkable run of five consecutive months featuring supercards. Before that, AEW fans can anticipate Full Gear 2023 on Saturday, November 18, headlined by World Champion MJF defending against the formidable ‘Switchblade’ Jay White.
Despite ongoing rumors about AEW potentially transitioning to a twelve-pay-per-view-per-year schedule, the current pattern suggests a monthly occurrence. However, the promotion has yet to officially announce any supercard for January 2024.
RIC FLAIR is being advertised for the January 6th, 2024 edition of AEW Collision in Charlotte, North Carolina! pic.twitter.com/zio0kjDuaG
— Xylot Themes (@XylotThemes) November 9, 2023
AEW’s choice to postpone the Collision episode is in line with their dedication to producing events that are both high calibre and well-focused, even while the wrestling world awaits more information. Ensuring a seamless and engaging experience for spectators during the next Worlds End pay-per-view highlights AEW’s commitment to thoughtful event planning and keeping a robust relationship with its fan base.