Fans are gearing up for the premier of AEW Collision on this Saturday and AEW President Tony Khan has revealed the commentary team for the show. It has been noted that familiar faces will be returning to the company after lengthy spells away.
The person in question is legendary commentator Kevin Kelly. Thanks to his role as the lead English commentator for New Japan Pro Wrestling, he worked alongside the AEW commentary team at the 2022 Forbidden Door event.
For those who are not aware, Kevin Kelly has a long history with both of his new colleagues. He worked with Nigel McGuinness during their time on the ROH commentary team and many years in WWE, working both as a backstage announcer and commentator.
Meanwhile, as of last week, Ross was still in the dark on the make-up of the commentary team. His primary responsibilities have been leading the broadcasts of AEW Rampage since being shifted off AEW Dynamite, so it remains to be seen if his presence on AEW Collision will be as a permanent member or if he’ll be picked for select spots to be involved.
Tony Khan makes the official announcement
He is now set to be the lead announcer for AEW Collision every Saturday night on TNT, with Tony Khan revealing that the announce team will comprise Kelly, Nigel McGuinness, and Jim Ross.
“#AEWCollision debuts TOMORROW NIGHT on @TNTdrama at 8pm ET/7pm CT at the @UnitedCenter in Chicago! We’re going to have a great announce team on Saturday Nights with your new weekly commentary team @realkevinkelly + @McGuinnessNigel, joined by expert analysis from legend @JRsBBQ!” tweeted @TonyKhan.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 16, 2023
AEW Collision is set to take place at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, June 17.