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CM Punk: WWE legend says AEW is throwing him under the bus

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The highly anticipated premiere of AEW Collision is scheduled for this weekend. However, reports indicate that ticket sales for future episodes are not as robust as initially expected’‹, and some are blaming CM Punk.

The wrestling community and fans alike are eagerly waiting for the Saturday showdown, but concerns about the event’s long-term viability have started to emerge due to these lacklustre sales.

Kevin Nash Steps Up in Defense of CM Punk

Wrestling veteran Kevin Nash has stepped forward to defend fellow wrestler CM Punk, who some have unfairly blamed for the slow ticket sales’‹.

Nash shared his thoughts on the matter during his Kliq This podcast, stating, “They’re throwing Phil under the bus like ‘Oh, he can’t draw.’ It’s not like he’s costing you ticket sales.”

Nash Remains Positive About Punk’s Return to AEW TV

Despite the criticism, Nash remains confident that Punk’s return to AEW TV will be a success’‹.

He shared, “Never for one moment did I ever think he wasn’t going to show up’¦ I think it might do well. It’s summertime, though.” Nash’s positive outlook on the situation provides a counterpoint to the concerns surrounding ticket sales.

CM Punk Teams Up with FTR for AEW Collision’s Premier

In the upcoming AEW Collision debut, CM Punk will be teaming up with FTR to go against Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Samoa Joe’‹.

This high-stakes match-up is sure to attract a large viewership, potentially boosting ticket sales for future episodes of AEW Collision.

Looking Forward: The Future of AEW Collision

While the slow ticket sales for upcoming episodes of AEW Collision have raised concerns, the wrestling community remains hopeful.

The return of CM Punk, coupled with the star-studded lineup, may well be the boost the event needs to overcome its initial hurdles.

In the end, it’s the fans who will decide the future of AEW Collision. As they tune in this weekend to witness the action-packed bouts, their support will ultimately determine the long-term success of this new venture.

With CM Punk back in the ring and the backing of industry veterans like Kevin Nash, the event is poised for a promising start, regardless of the initial ticket sales.

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