CM Punk’s upcoming AEW return has boosted ticket sales for the inaugural AEW Collision show later this month.
Last month All Elite Wrestling revealed their new upcoming weekly show, AEW Collision, set to premiere on June 17th, marking the much-anticipated return of Saturday night shows. Building up the buzz, the debut episode of Collision will take place at Chicago’s renowned United Center. As fans eagerly await the event, it appears that CM Punk’s involvement in the show has resulted in a surge in ticket sales.
For a considerable period, enthusiasts speculated whether the controversial star would ever make a comeback, following his absence since last year’s All Out event. However, this past week on Dynamite Tony Khan announced that Punk will be returning to the AEW programming scene as the central attraction for their new show, AEW Collision.
As anticipated, the announcement on Dynamite this week confirming CM Punk’s appearance quickly boosted ticket sales for the first episode of AEW Collision
What Impact Has CM Punk Had On The Ticket Sales?
Ticket sales for the event experienced a significant boost following the announcement. Wrestle Tix reported that by 8:30 am ET on Wednesday, approximately 12 hours before the announcement, 6,921 tickets had already been sold. However, just a day after the announcement, at 3:43 pm ET on Thursday, that number escalated to an impressive 7,684. Notably, an additional 1,535 seats were made available, bringing the total capacity to accommodate 10,233 attendees.
Wrestle Tix have shared details of the updated seating arrangements, stating, “Big updates to the map just now. Available Tickets => 2,549 Current Setup => 10,233 Tickets Distributed => 7,684 5 upper decks re-emerged, 2 new 200 levels. Some random seats added in limited view sections 120 & 114 (never saw these 2 open in full).”
With ticket sales on the rise and a revamped seating arrangement in place, AEW Collision is poised to deliver an unforgettable experience for wrestling enthusiasts. As June 17th approaches, wrestling aficionados eagerly await CM Punk’s triumphant return, as well as the subsequent impact it will have on AEW’s future endeavors.