This week’s AEW Dynamite started off with Eddie Kingston dropping his AEW Continental Title to Kazuchika Okada. Despite this loss, Kingston retained the ROH World Championship and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship. This led to some confusion as to the exact rules of the championship.

Tony Khan tried to clear this situation while he was doing an interview with Comicbook Nation. He mentioned how there will be a new Continental Champion crowned every Continental Classic as the former champion will have to put their title on the line going into the tournmanet.

“Whoever is the champion going into the Continental Classic, they will put the title up going into the Continental Classic,” Khan said. “[The champion] will have the opportunity to retain it by winning the tournament. The Continental Title will be defended under Continental Rules for the rest of the year. No outside interference, nobody allowed at ringside. Whoever is the champion coming out of Full Gear, they will defend the title in the Continental Classic, and at Worlds End, we’ll determine who will be the Continental Champion.”

This week’s AEW Dynamite brought some surprises, especially with Eddie Kingston losing the AEW Continental Title to Kazuchika Okada. This raised questions about the title’s rules. However, Tony Khan clarified things in an interview, saying that a new Continental Champion will be crowned at each Continental Classic. With strict rules for title defenses, the journey to championship glory in AEW remains thrilling and full of twists. As we look forward to future events, it’s clear that the pursuit of championship belts will continue to captivate fans.


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Nick Oldenburg

Lifelong wrestling fan with previous writing work in the O'Colly, Hardwood Heroics, and Dallas Morning News. Favorite wrestlers are Gunther and Iyo Sky.

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