All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) journey to Garland, TX, for the latest edition of COLLISION at the Curtis Culwell Center sets the stage for pivotal Blue League clashes as the Continental Classic inches closer to the grand stage of WORLDS END. Fans witnessed the previously undefeated Brody King suffer his first tournament setback at the hands of a crafty Andrade El Idolo, changing the leaderboard dynamics drastically.
The Blue League resumes as three crucial bouts take center stage. Claudio Castagnoli is set to clash with the soaring Andrade El Idolo, ROH World & NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston gears up for a showdown against his familiar foe Daniel Garcia, and Bryan Danielson prepares for the Herculean task of taking on the formidable Brody King. Action commences at 8pm ET/7pm CT, exclusively on TNT, and as a primer, AEW’s digital platforms offer a treasure of highlights and primers to whet the wrestling appetite of fans both new and loyal.
Continental Classic Blue League Standings shape the narrative as wrestlers jostle for a coveted spot in the finals:
– Andrade El Idolo leads with 9 points
– Brody King and Bryan Danielson share second place with 6 points each
– Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston follow with 3 points apiece
– Daniel Garcia, yet to open his account, stands with 0 points
Daniel Garcia, with no mathematical chance to top the Blue League, can only aim to disrupt the plans of others still in the running. His next opponent, Eddie Kingston, after enduring two opening defeats, finally earned his first three points against Claudio Castagnoli. With his back against the wall, Kingston faces the reality that his only path to the finals is to triumph in his remaining matches and hope for favorable outcomes elsewhere.
In a similar vein, Bryan Danielson, who came into 2023 battered yet unbroken, has shown resolute fortitude, battling through injury to participate in this prestigious tournament. Danielson faces Brody King, whose two initial victories have earmarked him as a significant threat. The outcome of their encounter could significantly alter the league standings, potentially lining up one of these athletes alongside Andrade for a decisive final match.
On the topic of Andrade, his impeccable run under CJ Perry’s management has been nothing short of remarkable, having overcome Bryan Danielson and Brody King through a medley of skill and opportunism. However, for his momentum to continue, he must best Claudio Castagnoli in what’s shaping to be a high-stakes matchup.
Additionally, AEW’s International Championship will be on the line as fresh-faced Orange Cassidy takes on the impressive Bryan Keith. Cassidy, albeit less worn from his RAMPAGE tag bout, may face an unexpected challenge against Keith, who is riding high on a wave of momentum following his impactful ROH debut at FINAL BATTLE 2023.
As the pieces fall into place, AEW’s COLLISION promises an electrifying night full of must-see encounters. Each wrestler stands at a crossroads, with futures and fates intertwined on the canvas of AEW’s grand narrative. Witness history in the making as the road to WORLDS END passes through Garland, and every victory, every downfall, paints a portrait of triumph and trial in the squared circle.
Don’t miss a moment of the action as COLLISION makes its Garland TX debut; tune into TNT at 8pm ET/7pm CT, and join the wrestling world in tracking the fortunes of those who seek glory and those who dare to challenge the champions.