Tony Khan Unveils Fresh Guidelines for AEW Championship

Tony Khan Unveils Fresh Guidelines for AEW Championship

Following Eddie Kingston’s loss of the AEW Continental Championship, Tony Khan has outlined the championship’s future and its defense strategy.

Emerging victorious in the Continental Classic tournament to become the inaugural AEW Continental Champion, Eddie Kingston maintained his reign by defeating Bryan Danielson.

The unique ‘Continental Crown’ amalgamated the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship, the ROH World Championship, and the AEW Continental Championship.

However, Kingston’s loss of the AEW Continental Championship to Kazuchika Okada during the March 20 edition of AEW Dynamite left fans puzzled.

Tony Khan has stepped in to provide clarity in a recent interview with ComicBook, stating:

“The champion entering the Continental Classic will defend their title in the tournament. They have the chance to retain it by triumphing in the tournament. Throughout the year, the Continental Title will be contested under Continental Rules.”

“No external interference, no presence allowed at ringside. The champion emerging from Full Gear will defend the title in the Continental Classic. At Worlds End, the Continental Champion will be determined.”

The concept of the ‘Continental Crown’ appears tailored to Kingston, who risked his ROH and NJPW titles in the inaugural 2023 tournament.

Despite Kingston’s defeat to Okada on Dynamite, he still holds his ROH and NJPW titles, as they were not at stake.

Kingston’s next challenge awaits in defending his ROH World Championship against Mark Briscoe at the upcoming ROH pay-per-view, Supercard of Honor, during WrestleMania weekend.

ROH Supercard of Honor is scheduled for Friday, April 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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