Last week, their own PPV schedule led AEW to move Collision to Friday night before Rampage.
This week, TNT’s Black Friday line-up of hockey coverage is pushing Rampageto Saturday. Per the network’s schedule, a Colorado/Minnesota NHL game will air from 8:30-11pm ET on Nov. 24. Then on Nov. 25, Rampage is at 7pm ET as the lead-in to Collision.
AEW will now have a three hour block on the same night as WWE’s Survivor Series premium live event. Rampage will air at the same time as the free Survivor Series Kickoff show. There are no matches currently planned for WWE’s pre-show, but we’ll see if TNT’s schedule change motivates them to add one.
Collision will then go head-to-head with the PLE main card on Peacock. Competing with WWE hasn’t worked out well for AEW’s newest series; all of Collision’s least viewed and lowest rated episodes have been ones that aired on the same day as a WWE show — including when it was on opposite SmackDown last Friday.
Once they get past this weekend, AEW looks to be back to normal for most of December with Dynamite on Wednesday, Rampage on Friday and Collision on Saturday. The lone exception is Dec. 30, when the new Worlds End PPV debuts. It currently looks like there won’t be an episode of Collision at all that week.
For this week... who’s ready for a Saturday night with lots and lots of fighting?