Next Saturday’s AEW Collision event will witness the revival of a long-standing rivalry that originated nearly decades ago in Ring of Honor. CM Punk and Samoa Joe will clash in a highly anticipated semifinal match of the men’s Owen Hart Foundation tournament.
Samoa Joe earned his spot by defeating Roderick Strong during the previous Collision event, while CM Punk advanced after a victorious encounter with Satoshi Kojima at last Sunday’s Forbidden Door. The other men’s semifinal will feature Ricky Starks taking on Powerhouse Hobbs, following Starks’ triumph over Juice Robinson and Hobbs’ dispatching of Dustin Rhodes during Saturday’s Collision.
HERE WE GO! CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Semi-Finals
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In another match scheduled for next week, the reigning AEW Tag Team Champions, FTR, will go head-to-head with Bullet Club Gold in a Tag Team Title Eliminator. Should Jay White and Juice Robinson emerge victorious against Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood, they will secure a well-deserved opportunity for a future title shot.