In anticipation of the highly-anticipated AEW Continental Classic set to kick off on Thanksgiving Eve during the upcoming episode of "AEW Dynamite," AEW's CEO Tony Khan has made an exciting announcement. To build excitement and provide fans with exclusive insights, Khan will host the "AEW Continental Classic Selection Special." This special broadcast will be available on multiple platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and X.
Joining Khan as the co-host for the show will be the renowned wrestling commentator Tony Schiavone. In his recent announcement, Khan shared, "This Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, AEW Continental Classic Selection Special, all 12 fighters announced, interviews + more!" The Selection Special is set to stream this Wednesday, offering fans an opportunity to delve into the minds and motivations of the participants before witnessing their in-ring prowess on the same night during the Thanksgiving Eve episode of #AEWDynamite.
Tournament Details and Competitors
The AEW Continental Classic is a round-robin tournament featuring a lineup of top-tier talent from the world of professional wrestling. The tournament will culminate at the AEW Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30, where the winner will be crowned as the inaugural AEW Continental Champion.
Notable competitors already confirmed for the tournament include Bryan Danielson, Andrade El Idolo, Mark Briscoe, and the reigning ROH World Champion and NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, Eddie Kingston. The tournament will be divided into two groups, each comprising six wrestlers.
Participants will vie for victory, with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a defeat. The top performers from each group will advance to the finals, set to take place at Worlds End. Excitingly, Continental Classic matches are slated to unfold across multiple AEW shows, including "Dynamite," "AEW Rampage," and "AEW Collision," over the upcoming weeks.
Furthermore, during an exclusive interview at the AEW Full Gear 2023 pay-per-view this past weekend, Eddie Kingston pledged to defend both the ROH World Championship and NJPW Strong Openweight Championship in every tournament bout he competes in.
This bold declaration adds an extra layer of intrigue to the tournament, as the Continental Classic winner could potentially walk away with three prestigious titles, making it a must-see event for wrestling fans worldwide.
Stay tuned as AEW continues to raise the bar in the world of professional wrestling with thrilling tournaments and electrifying matchups.