Over the past couple of weeks, All Elite Wrestling has been announcing names for the upcoming number one contender's tournament. No start date for the tournament was announced at the time, but the finals will take place at Full Gear on November 7.
Joey Janela and Penta El Zero M were added to the brackets on last night's Dynamite and AEW revealed the newly christened World Title Eliminator Tournament will begin next week.
Who will be in the finals remains to be seen, but "Hangman" Adam Page and Kenny Omega can only meet in the tournament if they both advance to Full Gear. Announcements for the World Title Eliminator have centred around the former tag team champions so far, and The Cleaner spoke derisively about Hangman after Page declared for the contest. Hangman then responded with a press release and announced he will enter a strict training regimen ahead of next week so he can avoid Wardlow's "big muscle tits."
Check out the first round matches below:
• Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix
• Kenny Omega vs. Joey Janela
• "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Colt Cabana
• Jungle Boy vs. Wardlow