The AEW Continental Classic tournament is nearing its conclusion with at least one match left for the twelve competitors.
At AEW Worlds End on December 30th, one man will be crowned the winner of the Continental Classic tournament. That winner will become the new AEW Continental Champion that will merge with the ROH World Title and NJPW Strong Openweight Title.
The Continental Classic is a 12-man tournament with a Gold League bracket and a Blue League bracket consisting of six wrestlers in each group. Each entrant will compete in five individual matches vying to become the top points earner in their league. The Blue League and Gold League finals will take place on the December 27th episode of AEW Dynamite. The winners of those matches will meet at the Worlds End PPV to determine the Continental Classic winner.
On AEW Collision in Garland, Texas, three more Blue League matches took place. Claudio Castagnoli defeated Andrade El Idolo to give Andrade his first loss in the tournament. Meanwhile, Eddie Kingston defeated Daniel Garcia and the main event of the show saw Bryan Danielson defeat Brody King.
There were four AEW Continental Classic tournament matches in the Gold League this past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite. In the main event, Jon Moxley defeated Swerve Strickland in a match between two undefeated men going into it.
Updated AEW Continental Classic Standings
Going into the December 20th episode of Dynamite and the December 23rd episode of Collision, each wrestler has one match left in the tournament. A win in the tournament earns 3 points, a draw gets 1 point and a loss is 0 points. The updated standings look like this.
Jon Moxley 4-0-0 = 12 points
Swerve Strickland 3-1-0 = 9 points
Jay White 3-1-0 = 9 points
Rush 2-2-0 = 6 points
Jay Lethal 0-4-0 = 0 points
Mark Briscoe 0-4-0 = 0 points
Bryan Danielson 3-1-0 = 9 points
Andrade El Idolo 3-1-0 = 9 points
Brody King 2-2-0 = 6 points
Claudio Castagnoli 2-2-0 = 6 points
Eddie Kingston 2-2-0 = 6 points
Daniel Garcia 0-4-0 = 0 points
According to AEW’s Continental Classic page on their website, the following matches will take on the December 20th edition of Dynamite: Swerve Strickland vs. Rush, Jon Moxley vs. Jay White and Jay Lethal vs. Mark Briscoe.
In the Blue League, these matches will take place on the December 23rd episode of Collision: Andrade El Idolo vs. Eddie Kingston, Claudio Castagnoli vs. Bryan Danielson and Brody King vs. Daniel Garcia.
As a reminder, the top two wrestlers in each “league” will meet in the semifinals 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.