April 6 AEW Collision episode moved to late timeslot

Originally published at April 6 AEW Collision episode moved to late timeslot

It looks like AEW will avoid a face-off with Wrestlemania next month.

The April 6 episode of AEW Collision has been moved to a later timeslot than its usual 8 p.m. ET Saturday start on TNT, per a schedule released by the TV channel recently. The episode will instead air at 11:30 p.m. ET that evening, meaning it will likely kick off shortly after the first night of WWE Wrestlemania 40 concludes.

While Collision’s move certainly avoids forcing AEW’s viewers to pick which product they will watch live, the decision to put the show on later than usual seems to be entirely unrelated. TNT will air a pair of NCAA March Madness games on Saturday night, presenting the “Final Four” semi-finals of the ratings goliath event.

The second of two games is expected to conclude at 11 p.m., with a 30-minute post-game show following it. AEW will then begin on late Saturday evening and end on early Sunday morning.

AEW’s schedule has already been shifted around significantly due to March Madness. Rampage, the promotion’s Friday night show, was moved to Wednesday following Dynamite last week. Collision did not air at all on Saturday.

This week’s AEW schedule will be back to normal, with Dynamite, Rampage, and Collision all airing in their usual timeslots. The NCAA March Madness tournament is expected to conclude on April 8.

So when are they going to announce what’s happening on the March 30 episode of Collision?

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It’s airing at it’s regular time. Assume matches are announced at some point between now & then. Probably on Dynamite this week.

Or it will kickoff just as The Rock’s music hits… (not that I’m rooting for a four-hour Night 1)

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March 30th, presumably. It’s customary and tradition by now and, honestly, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Lol!!

Nothing can go wrong with this approach considering the “competition.”

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Several graphics will likely air during the main event of Rampage on March 29 and Excalibur will take half a breath while reading out the lineup

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This creates such warm and cozy comforting vibes. Like more comfortable and cozy than an old cat (animal or human) sleeping on a fluffy blanket in front of a lit fireplace on a cold winter night. That’s how comforting this format is. :heart_eyes: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

So comforting, it should do big numbers. See y’all there! :smiley:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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the Final Four gives AEW a good lead in and that the first half numbers are strong Even if its just forgetting to turn off the TV or change channel

So the card is Edge against a guy, Kyle O’Reilly against a guy, a six-man match with the Righteous/Archer vs. BCC/Shibata and two tag tournament matches.

Total B show :yawning_face:

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I think for their show after Mania, they should go absurd.

That Minoru Suzuki/Orange Cassidy match that was supposed to happen years ago? I’d book that

Adam Copeland’s Cope Open is answered by Shibata.

Bryan Danielson vs Satnum Singh because why not.

Mercedes Mone vs Athena

Malakai Black vs Will Ospreay

I guess like, think of weird dream matches or randon encounters.

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Depending on the game’s finish, Collision should air around 11:30 (hopefully it doesn’t go to OT and since it’s UConn involved who have been cropdusting folks, it shouldn’t go long) and odds are reasonably decent Mania will be just about wrapping up by the time Collision starts. Just the entrances alone for the 4 involved, expected pyro and all should be anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes per person. So yeah. I’m not gonna be shocked if bell time is sometime after 11:30 EST.