AEW should book a women’s Continental Classic Tournament


The push for AEW to improve the booking of its women’s division continues with yet another missed opportunity.

All Elite Wrestling is all about giving the people what they want. In most cases. With the announcement of the AEW Continental Classic, fans are interested in what the round-robin showcase will bring to the product. This will be a big moment for some great wrestling action, but some are wondering why the women’s division couldn’t get a similar opportunity. In fact, it’s yet another missed opening to create an equal playing field for both the men and the women in AEW.

The Continental Classic should be strong wrestling. Bryan Danielson has already been announced and the rest of the field is set to come. AEW has fantastic depth across the roster and there’s hope that this round-robin will give the fans something different with stakes on the line. But the women could have certainly used this moment.

Think of how badly AEW needs to feature 12 women on their show in a consistent fashion. Imagine putting together a tournament that included Britt Baker, Kiera Hogan, Ruby Soho, Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale, Serena Deeb, Leyla Hirsch, Thunder Rosa, Mercedes Martinez, Diamante, Trish Adora, and Billie Starkz. That would have been an exceptional showcase of women’s wrestling that fans have long wanted to see. In fact, they continue to fall short when it comes to giving the women’s division other big matches that the men have seen time and again. For example, the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match remains exclusive to the men’s division when the women’s roster badly needs some new contenders to rise to the top.

Back in October, Wrestling Revolver held a Women’s Grand Prix that was well-received by the public. The field was packed with women on the AEW or ROH roster. Marina Shafir, Trish Adora, Emi Sakura, and Billie Starkz were all involved. As was Allysin Kay who has appeared in the company in the past. Seeing a field this packed, one must wonder why AEW didn’t take the time to invest in its roster with its own grand prix.

AEW must stop missing out on the opportunity to feature its talented women’s division, especially as some big names hit the free agency market. Giving them a showcase like an AEW Continental Classic of their own would go a long way when it is needed the most.

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