The round-robin portion of the AEW Continental Classic Gold League is over and the finals are set for the final Dynamite episode of 2023.
AEW Worlds End on December 30th is the company’s final pay-per-view of the year. At that show, one man will be crowned the winner of the Continental Classic tournament. Whoever wins will become the new AEW Continental Champion. That title will merge with the ROH World Title and NJPW Strong Openweight Title to create a Triple Crown Champion.
On AEW Dynamite from Oklahoma City, the three top contenders in the Gold League bracket had huge matches.
In the opener, Swerve Strickland defeated Rush in a very physical match. Thanks to that victory, Swerve finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 4-1 record for 12 points.
The main event was between Jon Moxley and Jay White. Going into the match, Moxley had already advanced to the Gold League Finals while White needed a win. That led to White using a steel chair to attack Moxley’s left knee during the match, which the referee didn’t see. Moxley wasn’t able to put White away, so White hit his Bladerunner finisher to pick up the huge win.
That win by Jay White meant he was 4-1 with 12 points in the Continental Classic and Moxley had the same record. They both had the same record as Swerve Strickland.
Since there was a three-way tie between Moxley, White and Swerve, it was announced by AEW that the three of them will have a triple threat match in the Gold League Finals, which is the overall tournament semifinals.
That triple threat match between Moxley, White and Swerve will take place on December 27th in Orlando on the final Dynamite episode of the year.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 21, 2023
Who Will Be In the AEW Continental Classic Blue League Finals?
In the Continental Classic Blue League, it’s a more complicated situation. That’s because Bryan Danielson and Andre El Idolo sit at the top of the standings with 9 points while Brody King, Claudio Castagnoli & Eddie Kingston all have six points. Meanwhile, Daniel Garcia went 0-4 in the tournament for zero points.
On the December 23rd episode of AEW Collision, these matches will take place:
* Andrade El Idolo vs. Eddie Kingston
* Claudio Castagnoli vs. Bryan Danielson
* Brody King vs. Daniel Garcia
Several different possibilities could come out of those matches. It could end in a one-on-one setting for the Blue League Finals or it could be a multi-person match like the Gold League will have.
The “league” finals will take place on the December 27th episode of Dynamite. The winners of those matches will meet in the Continental Classic Finals at AEW Worlds End in Long Island, NY on December 30th.