Pwinsider is reporting that Chris Hero was working backstage at AEW Collision for the ROH TV tapings on Saturday night. Hero produced matches for the ROH TV on HonorClub tapings and donned the headset for multiple matches including the main event. Hero will reportedly work for the next few weeks, however, he is not officially part of ROH yet.
Pat Buck and Sonjay Dutt also worked the tapings alongside other coaches and producers. AEW’s Director Of Business Development Jeff Jarrett carried out backstage responsibilities ahead of Collision. Kevin Matthews helped out with logistics and ensured that talents were in their respective positions during the show.
Danhausen didn’t appear on the premiere episode of AEW Collision on Saturday night. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Danhausen revealed the reason for his absence. He wrote,
“I am injured. Tell the tv!”
I am injured. Tell the tv! https://t.co/ajkMZr7dlh
— Danhausen (@DanhausenAD) June 18, 2023
Following the inaugural episode of AEW Collision, Jim Ross took to Twitter to apologize for the way he sounded during the show, noting that he will be taking some time off to heal.
Ross suffered a bad fall on Saturday, resulting in a black eye. He tweeted,
“Bad fall this morning. Still headed to Chicago for Collision! Historic night for @AEW on @tntdrama”
Bad fall this morning.
Still headed to Chicago for Collision!
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) June 17, 2023
I apologize for the way I sounded tonight.
Going to step away to heal.
Thanks for your support.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) June 18, 2023
Andrade El Idolo was attacked by the House of Black following his victory over Buddy Matthews on AEW Collision.
Andrade took to Twitter to address the assault, writing:
“First, Andrade is back,” he said. “I feel very happy. And thank you, AEW fans. Thank you Chicago. And House of Black? See you in Canada.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 18, 2023
The latest edition of Hey! (EW) with RJ City features the referees of All Elite Wrestling. You can check out the complete episode below:
Thunder Rosa’s latest vlog is now online. You can check that out below:
And finally, you can check out some additional highlights from Saturday night’s debut episode of AEW Collision below: