Powerhouse Hobbs Was Slated To Be One Of The Big Stars Of AEW Collision

The latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio reported this week that Will "Powerhouse" Hobbs was "supposed to be one of the stars" of AEW's new weekly show "AEW Collision." AEW officially announced its new TV program yesterday, with the show slated to air on Saturday nights. "Collision" is heavily rumored to feature a returning CM Punk as its main attraction, and WOR noted that Hobbs and some other wrestlers' slated involvement in the show, like Samoa Joe and FTR, was due to their friendly relationship with the former two-time AEW World Champion.


The full roster for AEW's new program remains unofficial, though the company shared a news release for "Collision" on Wednesday stating that Hobbs, Joe, and long-absent stars Andrade El Idolo, Thunder Rosa, and Miro are set to be stars of the show. AEW "Collision" is set to debut on TNT on Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

AEW owner Tony Khan said in the news release that the new show "will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want — athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW." Hobbs in particular could see a big push, according to WOR's report. The 32-year-old star has seen his stock rise since parting with longtime tag partner Ricky Starks, with the two having an acclaimed feud together that Hobbs called a "breakout moment" for his career. Since then, Hobbs went on to win the "Face of the Revolution" ladder match earlier this year and also held the TNT Championship, his first title in AEW.