The inaugural AEW Continental Classic kicks off on November 22 and these are eight additional names that can bring some great action to the tournament.
All eyes are on the AEW Continental Classic. Heading into the November 22 edition of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan has announced that the rest of the field will be announced and that matches will begin that night. Fans have long wanted to see a G1 Climax-style tournament in AEW, and while the stakes may not be at the same level, this is a huge opportunity to showcase some great professional wrestling. With that in mind, these are the individuals who should join the aforementioned names in the inaugural Continental Classic.
The current slate of names announced for the tournament includes Andrade, Bryan Danielson, Eddie Kingston, and Mark Briscoe. That is a strong group of men that are top performers, that have not held the AEW World Championship. If that remains the case, here are eight other men that should be included in the competition.
- Action Andretti
- Buddy Matthews
- Daniel Garcia
- Ethan Page
- Jack Perry
- Keith Lee
- Konosuke Takeshita
All Elite Wrestling has been dealing with some criticisms about the prevalence of sports entertainment on weekly programming. While there have still been several examples of stellar in-ring work, fans continue to point out the pieces of the show that feel out of place. One thing the comeback has done well is adjusting when the criticism gets too loud. This tournament is an opportunity to keep the momentum going by putting pro wrestling back at the forefront with these in-ring performers.
The individual that takes home the tournament will win the American Triple Crown, another AEW championship like the Owen Hart Tournament. It will be interesting to see who is booked into taking this victory and what that means for their future position on the show. The finals will be held at AEW World’s End on December 30, setting the stage for what should be a banger of a match. Throw in the fact that Eddie Kingston’s ROH Championship will be on the line in his matches, there’s no telling what will come out at the end.
The AEW Continental Classic is shaping up to be a strong tournament that can bring out the best names on the roster. With the remaining eight positions open, these individuals would be a great fit for the tournament, giving the fans a full dose of the great in-ring action AEW viewers want to see.