Tony Khan Announces Selection Special For New AEW Tournament

Tony Khan

The Continental Classic is coming to AEW and Tony Khan has announced a Selection Special to reveal which twelve stars will compete.

The Continental Classic will be a twelve-man round-robin tournament that will see two blocks of six stars face each other with the final taking place at Worlds End on December 30.

Bryan Danielson was the first AEW star confirmed for the tournament despite him recently suffering a broken orbital bone. Andrade El Idolo and Mark Briscoe are also part of the Classic but it was Eddie Kingston who raised the stakes even further at Full Gear.

Kingston told the world that in addition to the winner of the tournament being crowned as AEW Continental Champion, his ROH World and NJPW STRONG Titles would also be up for grabs meaning the man who wins the whole competition will win an all-new version of an American Triple Crown.

Tony Khan & Tony Schiavone To Host AEW Selection Special

Taking to social media, Tony Khan confirmed a special will be held airing on the company’s YouTube channel where all the competitors will be announced ahead of Dynamite on November 22:

This Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, AEW Continental Classic Selection Special, all 12 fighters announced, interviews + more! The Selection Special streams this Wednesday + that same night, celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with Continental Classic matches this Wednesday on #AEWDynamite!

The AEW Continental Classic will begin on Dynamite in the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.