AEW Scores Elton Classic As Opening Tune For New Show

There may not be a better song.

AEW licensed Elton John’s seminal “Saturday Night’s All Right (For Fighting)” to set the mood for “Collision,” the first wrestling program to air on a Saturday night on a Turner network since 2000.

“Collision” will air on TNT at 8 PM Eastern Saturdays. Sister station TBS was the Saturday night home for various iterations of “WCW Saturday Night” from 1971 until 2000, the year before that promotion’s ultimate demise.

“Elton John’s ‘Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)’ is the perfect song to kick off the return of Saturday night wrestling to a Turner network for the first time in over 20 years,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW.  “With the song’s iconic opening guitar riff and nostalgic wrestling energy, it was my top choice to lead in ‘Collision.’ It’s the ultimate intro to the exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action that ‘Collision’ will deliver to fans on TNT every Saturday night!”

You can preview the opening here.

The first episode of “Collision” will feature the return of fan favorite CM Punk in his hometown of Chicago, along with appearances by FTR, Samoa Joe, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Miro, Wardlow, Luchasaurus, Andrade El Idolo, Buddy Matthews, Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale, Toni Storm, Ruby Soho and more.

AEW has settled into a comfortable second place in the American wrestling hierarchy behind the WWE. The promotion, which Khan launched alongside a handful of wrestlers as executive vice-presidents in 2019, will host its first major overseas event at London’s Wembley Stadium in August.

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