All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is all set to bring the high-stakes action of COLLISION to Garland, TX, at the Curtis Culwell Center, a venue that has been a bastion for AEW events since 2019. As WORLDS END looms on the horizon, the Continental Classic tournament intensifies with crucial Blue League matches set to unfold on TNT at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
In a surprising turn of events last week on DYNAMITE, fans witnessed Brody King suffering his first defeat in the Blue League to Andrade El Idolo, shifting the top spot to El Idolo with a total of 9 points. The matchup buzz continues as seasoned pros like Claudio Castagnoli, Eddie Kingston, Daniel Garcia, and Brody King clamber up the tournament ladder, each seeking to outdo the other for a shot at the finals.
Continental Classic Blue League Standings highlight the dramatic jockeying for position:
– Andrade El Idolo stands atop with 9 points.
– Both Brody King and Bryan Danielson follow closely with 6 points each.
– Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston are tied with 3 points.
– Daniel Garcia is yet to score but remains a wildcard in the competition.
Daniel Garcia (0 points) is set to face Eddie Kingston (3 points) in a match that represents more than just victory – it’s about pride and influence. Garcia, although out of the running for a top spot, can still shape the tournament’s outcome by potentially thwarting Kingston’s aspirations of securing a place in the final.
Kingston, the ROH World & NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion, embarks on a must-win journey against Garcia. With Danielson and King already ahead, and El Idolo possibly extending his lead, Kingston’s stakes are at an all-time high. Following Kingston’s victories and defeats, his path is laden with challenges, including the wily El Idolo in a subsequent match. His eagerness to gamble his titles in the pursuit of higher glory speaks volumes of his tenacity and warrior spirit.
Bryan Danielson (6 points) squares off with Brody King (6 points), both competitors eager to reclaim momentum after facing recent setbacks. Danielson, no stranger to adversity, has proven his mettle by battling through injuries and setbacks. However, his loss to Andrade El Idolo has put his journey to a perfect record on shaky ground. King and Danielson’s bout presents not just a fight for points but a test of resilience.
Claudio Castagnoli (3 points) meets Andrade El Idolo (9 points) in what promises to be a ferociously competitive match. Andrade, under the managerial eye of CJ Perry, remains undefeated and appears almost unassailable. Claudio, on the other hand, must muster all his strength and strategy to work his way up from a challenging spot in the standings.
AEW also treats fans to an International Championship clash with Orange Cassidy prepared to defend his title against the dynamic and newly emerged force, Bryan Keith. Coming out of FINAL BATTLE 2023 with momentum, Keith earned a championship opportunity that could see him create a major upset against Cassidy.
The anticipation for COLLISION’s next chapter is reaching a fever pitch. For exclusive videos and updates, make sure to visit AEW’s official YouTube channel and social media platforms. Don’t miss the action, insights, and surprises as AEW continues to spellbind the wrestling world with its top-tier talent and captivating storylines.