Tony Khan Reveals Insights on AEW Continental Classic and New Title



by NOMAN RASOOL

Tony Khan Reveals Insights on AEW Continental Classic and New Title
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AEW CEO Tony Khan has made a groundbreaking announcement following the post-Full Gear media scrum, revealing a significant development in professional wrestling. The upcoming AEW Continental Classic Tournament is set to see a historic unification of the ROH World Championship and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship, leading to the creation of the new Continental Championship.

This revelation comes in the wake of Eddie Kingston, the current holder of these titles, declaring his intention to defend his belts in each match of the tournament. Khan emphasized the importance of this tournament, stating, “Whoever wins this tournament is going to come away with a very, very prestigious title”.

He pointed out that this initiative is not just about adding more championships to wrestling but is more about consolidating and, crucially, about cooperation between promotions. The inception of this triple crown signifies the emergence of a champion representing three distinct wrestling companies.

Triple Crown Champion's Journey

The AEW boss further detailed that the newly minted Triple Crown Champion would be defending the title across all three wrestling promotions — AEW, ROH, and NJPW. This will happen at various events throughout the year, marking a significant collaboration among these wrestling entities.

Additionally, Khan revealed that the Continental Classic Tournament would be an annual event, with the current champion automatically re-entering the competition in 2024. “Whoever is the champion this time next year will have another huge field to participate in,” he added.

Joining Eddie Kingston in the inaugural Continental Classic Tournament are renowned wrestlers Mark Briscoe, Andrade El Idolo, and Bryan Danielson. The tournament, which will feature twelve competitors in total, will have the remaining eight participants announced in this week’s AEW programming, starting with Wednesday’s “AEW Dynamite”.

The much-anticipated finals of the tournament are scheduled to occur at the AEW Worlds End pay-per-view event on December 30, set to be held in Long Island, New York. This unique amalgamation of championships from different promotions underlines AEW's commitment to enhancing the landscape of professional wrestling, promising exciting times ahead for wrestling fans globally.

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