AEW Collision Will Air On TSN+, And Canadian Fans Are Furious
Share this

It’s been a whole week of bad news for AEW Collision in Canada, and now the reaction to its latest broadcasting deal has quickly turned sour.

AEW Collison will air in Canada on TSN+. Canadian AEW personalities Renee Paquette and R.J. City announced the news today on Canada’s SportsCentre.

Canadian fans will be able to watch AEW Collision in their home country, which should be great news, however many are lashing out due to the seemingly snakebitten show airing on a streaming service that exists behind a paywall. In order to watch AEW Collision, fans will need to subscribe to the TSN+ app where they will have to pay a monthly fee.

“While the announcement will be viewed as positive to some, many Canadian fans have expressed frustration at Rampage and now Collision not airing on traditional television in the country,” wrote Ian Carey of F4WOnline. The frustration was rampant throughout any comment section where the news was announced.

AEW Collision News Infuriates Fans Amid Struggles In Canada

AEW Dynamite airs on TSN 2, which is more accessible to fans in Canada, while AEW Rampage airs on TSN+. Given the murderers’ row of weekly head-to-head competition on Saturday nights, the last thing AEW Collision needs is comparisons to Rampage, however airing on the exact same platform in Canada has already brought about said comparisons.

“Yes, I was worried they would treat it like Rampage,” one fan tweeted.

“So the Rampage treatment. That sucks. Especially because TSN+ only streams it, doesn’t have it available on demand after. So if you can’t watch it live you’re out of luck,” responded another fan.

AEW Collision’s struggles in the Canadian market are not limited to its broadcasting deals as ticket sales continue to move slowly. Though Collision’s debut show inside Chicago’s United Center has moved 8,200 tickets, bolstered by the announcement of CM Punk, ticket sales are sparse for the show’s Canadian dates.

“I’ve had people in Calgary tell me that one’s a little bit struggling for the Saturday night, but I think with the Owen Hart tournament, I think they should do okay,” said Dave Meltzer of “Wrestling Observer Radio.” Last month, Tony Khan announced the second annual Owen Hart Cup will be held in Hart’s home country of Canada, which will also be the site of AEW Forbidden Door on June 24.

“Hamilton and Regina are going to be very, very tough,” Meltzer continued. “They’re like 700 tickets for the ‘Collision’ in Hamilton, and I think also part of it is that in Canada, they only get ‘Dynamite’ on television, they don’t get ‘Rampage.’”

AEW Forbidden Door marks the promotion’s debut in Canada, and tickets are moving very well for that showcase. As of this writing, almost 13,000 tickets have been distributed with just over 100 remaining. But the success of Forbidden Door seems to have more to do with the novelty of AEW entering a new market on pay-per-view—one advertising multiple dream matches for hardcore fans—than the product being hot in Canada. So far, AEW has announced Bryan Danielson vs. NJPW’s Kazuchika Okada, and Kenny Omega vs. NJPW’s Will Ospreay as its two headlining matches. CM Punk vs. Kenta has also been heavily rumored.

Between the abundance of wrestling on television, the abundance of competition on Saturday nights, likely preemptions and limited access for fans in Canada, AEW Collision will need to put out a compelling product from jump to maintain a viewership befitting of an A-show.

Share this
You May Also Like

19 Strategies For Leaders To Maximize Returns In An Uncertain Economy

getty Every day, leaders face the daunting challenge of making sound investment…

FX Weekly Recap: September 18 – 22, 2023

The week’s primary focus revolved around central bank actions in response to…

How to Be an Industry Leader and Innovator.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We often elevate inventors…

Guirassy Can’t Stop Scoring For Stuttgart

Serhou Guirassy celebrates one of his first ten goals of the Bundesliga…

How to Using Influencers, AI and Social Media to Drive Growth

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. ‘Prime Energy Drink’ —…

The UEFA Women’s Nations League’s All-Encompassing Format

The newest UEFA competition has a format that needs some explaining. (Photo…

How to Write Quality Content for E-Commerce Website 10x Faster

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This story originally appeared…

Here Are The Stock Market’s Most Notable Winners And Losers

Topline Friday is the last trading session of the summer, concluding a…

Clarence Thomas Repeatedly Went To Koch Fundraisers—And Mingled With Donors—As Network Brings Supreme Court Cases, Report Says

Topline Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has participated in at least two…

Angus Cloud, Prince, Mac Miller Among Celebs Who Died From Fentanyl—Here’s Why It So Often Leads To Accidental Overdose

Topline Actor Angus Cloud died of an overdose of cocaine, methamphetamine and…

Global Market Weekly Recap: September 18 – 22, 2023

Well, folks, buckle up because it’s been quite a week in the…

How To Boost E-commerce Sales For Global Corporations With A Smart Marketing Strategy: An Expert’s Insight

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India,…