AEW's 2 touring rosters.

As a sort of Chapter 4 to 3 of my previous posts: 2023 AEW Depth Chart, Splitting AEW into 3 rosters, & AEW 2023 taping schedule; I wanted to tie this all together ahead of AEW's "Second Coming" with the June 17th launch of Collision. AEW seemingly will run shows Wednesday and Saturday on most weeks, with Dynamite and Collision as the headlining brands. Rampage is rumored to be the new AEW Dark, and you also have ROH featuring many of AEW's lower card acts.

The main driving force behind the rumored brand split is because of CM Punk and The Elite's refusal to be in the same building together. With 7 hours of weekly TV, AEW can easily allow for this, even if it isn't optimal. There are rumors of a hard brand split with only champions traveling between brands. I don't expect that to be formally announced, but we will use these two general rules for our roster split. Champions will all be assigned to one traveling night, and once they lose their title they will exclusively appear on that night until winning their next title. I used the Collision graphics as a baseline for the Saturday roster.

With AEW taping Wednesday and Saturday as a general rule, I will be running Dynamite & Rampage tapings Wednesday, and Collision & ROH tapings on Saturday. My booking philosophy is Rampage will be enhancement talent for Dynamite, and ROH will be for Collision. Meaning, Dark Order are a Rampage tag team, they can & will win matches on Rampage, but if they are wrestling on Dynamite, 99% of the time they will lose.

As my previous posts, I will break the roster into 4 divisions, but that does not mean they are exclusively in that division. The Elite will compete for singles, tag, & trios titles, but are listed in the Trios division.

Dynamite Single's Division:

  1. MJF - World Champion
  2. Sammy Guevara
  3. Ricky Starks
  4. Swerve
  5. Konesuke Takeshita
  6. Bandido
  7. Lance Archer
  8. Komander
  9. Action Andretti - Rampage
  10. AR Fox - Rampage
  11. Shawn Spears - Rampage
  12. Danhausen - Rampage
  13. Parker Boudreaux - Rampage
  14. Colt Cabana - Rampage
  15. Fuego Del Sol - Rampage
Dynamite Tag Division:
  1. Darby & Sting
  2. Jericho & Daniel Garcia
  3. The Hardys
  4. Christian & Luchasaurus
  5. Uno & Stu - Rampage
  6. Silver & Reynolds - Rampage
  7. Private Party - Rampage
  8. Lee Moriarty & Big Bill - Rampage
  9. Cutler & Nakazawa - Rampage
Dynamite Trio's Division:
  1. The Elite
  2. The Undisputed Era
  3. Death Triangle - ROH Tag Champions
  4. The Embassy - ROH Trio's Champions
  5. Best Friends - International Champion
  6. EGO & Gunns - Rampage
  7. Kip, Butcher & Blade - Rampage
  8. Hager & 2.0 - Rampage
  9. S.A.P. - Rampage
Dynamite Women's Division:
  1. Jamie Hayter - AEW World Champion
  2. Jade Cargill - TBS Champion
  3. Britt Baker
  4. Toni Storm
  5. Hikaru Shida
  6. Saraya
  7. Riho
  8. Ruby Soho
  9. Paige VanZant - Out Indefinitely
  10. Tay Melo - Rampage
  11. Anna Jay - Rampage
  12. Penelope Ford - Rampage
  13. Bunny - Rampage
  14. Marina Shaffir - Rampage
  15. Nyla Rose - Rampage
  16. Leyla Gray - Rampage
  17. Rebel - Rampage

Collision Single's Division:

  1. CM Punk
  2. Wardlow - TNT Champion
  3. Hangman Page
  4. Jungle Boy
  5. Jon Moxley
  6. Miro
  7. Samoa Joe - ROH TV Champion
  8. HOOK - FTW Champion
  9. Mark Briscoe
  10. Andrade
  11. Eddie Kingston - ROH
  12. Scorpio Sky - ROH
  13. Blake Christian - ROH
  14. Matt Sydal - ROH
  15. Anthony Ogogo - ROH
  16. Tony Deppen - ROH
  17. Gran Metalik - ROH
  18. Willie Mack - ROH
  19. Zach Clayton - ROH
  20. Christopher Daniels - ROH
  21. Shane Taylor - ROH

Collision Tag Division:

  1. FTR - AEW Tag Champions
  2. Bullet Club Gold
  3. Top Flight
  4. Santana & Ortiz
  5. Naturally Limitless
  6. The Kingdom - ROH
  7. Iron Savages - ROH
  8. The Righteous - ROH
  9. Rohit Raju & Jora Johl - ROH
  10. Workhorsemen - ROH
  11. The Infantry - ROH

Collision Trio's Division:

  1. Blackpool Combat Club - ROH World Champion
  2. House of Black - AEW Trio's Champions
  3. The Acclaimed
  4. Jarrett, Lethal & Satnam
  5. QTV & Powerhouse Hobbs
  6. Los Ingobernables
  7. Dalton Castle & The Boys - ROH
  8. Varsity Athletes - ROH
  9. The Factory - ROH
  10. Garrison, Pillman Jr. & Anderson - ROH
  11. The Wingmen - ROH
  12. TruthBusters - ROH
Collision Women's Division:
  1. Thunder Rosa
  2. Kris Statlander
  3. Willow Nightingale
  4. Julia Hart
  5. Athena - ROH World Champion
  6. Taya Valkyrie
  7. Serena Deeb
  8. Skye Blue
  9. Leyla Hirsh
  10. Emi Sakura
  11. Mercedes Martinez
  12. Red Velvet
  13. Yuka Sakazaki - ROH
  14. Trish Adora - ROH
  15. Abandon - ROH
  16. Billie Starkz - ROH
  17. Harley Cameron - ROH
  18. Kira Hogan - ROH
  19. Lady Frost - ROH
  20. Ashley D'Amboise - ROH
  21. AQA - ROH
  22. Diamante - ROH
  23. Madison Rayne - ROH

Given the current champions heading into Double or Nothing: MJF, Orange Cassidy, Jamie Hayter, & Jade Cargill can also appear on Collision. Lucha Brothers and The Embassy will also travel to defend their ROH titles, but ROH champions typically won't be on Wednesdays. Wardlow, FTR, HOOK, & House of Black will also appear on Dynamite.

One interesting wrinkle to this would be what to do when Battle of the Belts occurs 4 times a year. You could either just tape it and air both Rampage and BOTB on tape delay on Wednesdays; or you could do my preferred option and shuffle the shows that week, taping Wednesday and Friday. Dynamite and Collision would tape together, while Rampage, BOTB, & ROH would run a smaller more unique building that week. BOTBs has typically been the 1st Friday of every quarter, but under this game plan I would book them more strategically when Collision is up against NFL, Play-off sports, WWE & UFC PPVs, etc. Collision likely does worse those weeks in the ratings anyway, so have those be your 4 taped Collisions a year. Punk or The Elite could wrestle on Friday that week and do a pre-tape for Dynamite/Collision as a way to keep the separation, as well as draw extra eyes/ticket sales to Friday. Doing a Rampage/BOTB/ROH taping would also allow for more experimental venue booking, and I would like to see things like running a 2,000 seat theater for those shows to try to get special & unique visual for those episodes.

With ROH also being the place for opportunities for indy talent to try out, ROH will have less of a hard split if those talents are needed for enhancement work on a Wednesday.

What do you think Cagesiders? Does a roster split make both rosters too weak? What show would you rather attend?

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