The inaugural AEW Continental Classic is heating up!

The inaugural AEW Continental Classic is heating up. With four weeks of league action in the books, and mathematical eliminations occurring, it’s time to get out the scratch paper, rack our brains, and figure out the scenarios for elimination and advancement to the semi-final round. As a veteran calculator of G1 Climax Math, I’ve taken charge of working out all of these scenarios for you. I don’t need a thank you, but one would be nice.

As a veteran calculator of G1 Climax Math, I’ve taken charge of working out all of these scenarios for you. I don’t need a thank you, but one would be nice.

AEW Continental Classic 2023
Gold League

In the Gold League, the standings look like this after Week Four

  • Jon Moxley: 4-0, 12 points (Clinched)
  • Swerve Strickland: 3-1, 9 points
  • Jay White: 3-1, 9 points
  • Rush: 2-2, 6 points (eliminated)
  • Jay Lethal: 0-4, 0 points (eliminated)
  • Mark Briscoe: 0-3, 0 points (eliminated)

Next week’s Gold League matches are as follows:

  • Jon Moxley [12] vs. Jay White [9]
  • Swerve Strickland [9] vs. Rush [6]
  • Mark Briscoe [0] vs. Jay Lethal [0]

The last week of Gold League action sees Swerve Strickland and Jay White fighting for the last semi-final spot.

It breaks down like this:

  • Swerve Strickland advances with a win against Rush.
  • Jay White advances with a win and a Swerve Strickland loss/draw against Rush.

Strickland has the better positioning of the men at 9 points, as he has the head-to-head tiebreaker over White. If he beats Rush, he’s in. White needs Strickland to lose to Rush and beat Jon Moxley to get into the semi-finals.

There is one scenario outside of this where things get messy. If Swerve beats Rush and Jay White beats Moxley, then all three men would be tied at 12 points. As all three men would be 1-1 against each other, that would make the tie unbreakable. The simplest solution to that problem would be for the Gold League Final to be a three-way match, but that scenario hasn’t been confirmed by AEW. I also don’t think that will happen, but hey, it’s still a possibility.




AEW Continental Classic 2023
Blue League

In the Blue League, the standings look like this after Week Four:

  • Andrade El Idolo: 3-1, 9 points
  • Bryan Danielson: 3-1, 6 points
  • Brody King: 2-2, 6 points
  • Eddie Kingston: 2-2, 6 points
  • Claudio Castagnoli: 2-2, 6 points
  • Daniel Garcia: 0-4, 0 points (eliminated)

Saturday’s (December 23) Blue League matches look like this:

  • Andrade El Idolo [9] vs. Eddie Kingston [6]
  • Claudio Castagnoli [6] vs. Bryan Danielson [9]
  • Brody King [6] vs. Daniel Garcia [0]

With five people alive in the Blue League, the advancing scenarios for Blue League look like this:

  • Andrade El Idolo advances with a win/draw over Eddie Kingston.
  • Bryan Danielson advances with a win/draw over Claudio Castagnoli.

The simplest scenarios are for the men at 9 points. Any point gained will clinch a spot in the semi-final for both Andrade or Danielson.

  • Eddie Kingston advances with a win AND a Brody King loss/draw.

Eddie Kingston needs to beat Andrade outright and have Brody King finish with less than 9 points to get a spot in the semi-final. He would be tied with Andrade and possibly Castagnoli with 9 points, but advance due to tiebreakers over both men.

  • Claudio Castagnoli advances with a win AND an Eddie Kingston loss/draw AND a Brody King loss/draw.

Claudio Castagnoli needs to beat Bryan Danielson, then have both men who beat him finish with less than 9 points. At 9 points, he would advance over Danielson with the head-to-head win.

  • Brody King possibly advances with a win AND an Andrade El Idolo loss AND a Bryan Danielson loss.

Here’s the thing. Personally, I consider Brody King eliminated. He cannot finish any better than third because he’s lost to both Andrade and Danielson, who are both a full three points ahead of him. The only reason I cannot mark him eliminated is because there is the possibility of a five-way tie at 9 points (King beats Garcia, Kingston beats Andrade, Castagnoli beats Danielson). No one knows what happens at that juncture, so I cannot fully eliminate King from contention.

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