The Blackpool Combat Club is currently embroiled in a blood feud with The Elite that has seen countless backstage brawls, and Hangman Page reuniting with his old friends. It’s been a fairly epic tale, and that is likely because of the tenured in-ring storytellers participating in it. Now, one of those participants, Bryan Danielson, looks to be taking his creative skills beyond just this program.
Fightful is reporting that Bryan Danielson will be contributing to the AEW: Collision brand in a creative capacity. This isn’t the first time Danielson has made his mind available backstage, he also did the same for WWE, especially when he was sidelined with injury.
According to the report, those they spoke with who worked with Danielson behind the scenes at WWE, helping to put together stories, enjoyed the experience. They noted that his demeanor while working with talent on programs was a big plus.
The larger AEW: Collision team will apparently consist of Tony Khan (SHOCKING!), Pat Buck, the recently hired Will Washington, Sonjay Dutt, and QT Marshall. It was noted that Marshall and Dutt, specifically, will be contributing heavily. Other notable names with a say in creative include Jerry Lynn, Christopher Daniels, and “The Man of 1000 Holds” Dean Malenko.
AEW: Collision will officially debut June 17, at 8/7c on TNT. Some of the names that have been announced for the show are Samoa Joe, Powerhouse Hobbs, Miro, Andrade El Idolo, and Thunder Rosa. The latter three of those names will be making their returns to AEW TV after months on the sidelines. One member of the AEW roster who has also been on the sidelines, and is expected to be a part of the show, is CM Punk.
If Punk is to return to the AEW fold, having fellow former ROH World Champion “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson aiding in his booking, possibly in a feud against another former ROH World Champion, Samoa Joe, could make for compelling television.