Future Of AEW Continental Title Revealed

AEW plans for Continental Title revealed

The Continental Crown is no more following Kazuchika Okada's win over Eddie Kingston on the March 20 episode of AEW Dynamite which saw The Rainmaker capture the AEW Continental Championship, splitting the belt from the ROH World Title and NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship that formed the modern-day Triple Crown. 

AEW President Tony Khan has since clarified the future of the AEW Continental Championship, confirming the title will be on the line once again in the Continental Classic later this year. The champion will be entered into the tournament and have the opportunity to retain the championship. Before then, the AEW Continental Title will continue to be defended under Continental Rules. 

Khan told Liam Crowley of ComicBook: "Whoever is the champion going into the Continental Classic, they will put the title up going into the Continental Classic. They 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."

The first AEW Continental Champion was crowned at World's End in December 2023, with Eddie Kingston capturing the gold with a win over Jon Moxley. Okada's win on March 20 ended Kingston's reign at 81 days. 

H/T Fightful

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