AEW just concluded their first-ever Continental Classic round-robin tournament. Eddie Kingston walked away with eh Continental Crown, but they also made some changes along the way.
Although Tony Khan has some help booking AEW, he has the final say in everything that happens in what happens on television. A tournament like the Continental Classic was a lot to put together.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the Continental Classic tournament needed to be changed along the way. It seems that there were going to be more time limit draws in the tournament, but TK was convinced to limit them.
There were booking changes in the original incarnation of the Continental Classic. Originally there were going to be more time limit draws, but Tony Khan with feedback from others ended up limiting it to just the Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli match. I believe in every incarnation it was to come down to Eddie Kingston vs. Jon Moxley
Too many time limit draws is not a good thing, but they need to be present in order for fans to think that they are an option. Darby Allin and Cody Rhodes had a time limit draw, the first ever in AEW years ago in Daily’s Place, but AEW hasn’t used them much after that. If anything, they get more time from WBD for overruns.
We will have to see how AEW continues on after the Continental Classic is over. Eddie Kingston has a new title, and he is also going with a ton of momentum. It also appears that the Continental Classic will be back again for another round-robin tournament.
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