Tony Khan had not warned people he had a big announcement on AEW Collision but he dropped one nevertheless as he introduced the Continental Classic.
Tony Khan was just by Bryan Danielson backstage on Collision as he announced the all-new Continental Classic tournament was coming to AEW in a matter of weeks.
Twelve AEW stars will be split into two leagues of six in a round-robin style tournament much like New Japan Pro Wrestling’s famed G1 Climax. The tournament will kick off in Chicago on November 22nd and will continue until an overall winner is crowned at the Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30 in Long Island, New York.
Bryan Danielson’s immediate future had been in doubt following a broken orbital bone suffered in a match with Andrade El Idolo but surprisingly Khan announced The American Dragon as the first entrant into the Continental Classic although it is not yet known when exactly his first match in the tournament will be.
The first entrant?
The American Dragon @bryandanielson!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 12, 2023
What else happened on AEW Collision?
Sting was in action on Collision as he teamed with Darby Allin and Adam Copeland ahead of their huge match at Full Gear. Sting’s team picked up the win over The Righteous and Lance Archer a week before they team again to take on Christian Cage, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus on pay-per-view.
Andrade El Idolo was in action as he defeated Daniel Garcia but what was most notable about the match was El Idolo being accompanied by CJ Perry. Miro was watching on from backstage and did not look thrilled with the celebrations between the two.