On tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite, the brackets were revealed for the upcoming AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament. The tournament in question begins next week and it will be used to determine a new number one contender. The competitors, as well as first-round match-ups, are as follows:
Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix
Kenny Omega vs. Joey Janela
Colt Cabana vs. Hangman Page
Wardlow vs. Jungle Boy
The major story heading into the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament involves Kenny Omega and Hangman Page. Since losing the AEW World Tag Team Championship, Omega and Page have gone their separate ways. While Page seemed to want to maintain his relationship with his tag team partner, Omega was more focused on pursuing singles success. They enter this tournament on different ends; fans have to wonder if they will make it to the finals, squaring off for a promising opportunity.
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There are smaller stories peppered in this tournament, too. Case and point, the first round will see Penta El Zero M and Rey Fenix, collectively known as The Lucha Brothers, square off. This means that only one of the luchadores will be able to advance, so it will be interesting to see what happens when the high-flying Fenix squares off with the hard-hitting Penta. Long-time fans of both will agree that they have tremendous potential as singles stars.
It can be argued that Jungle Boy is the wildcard of this match. Keep in mind that it was only last year that the slender, wild-haired member of Jurassic Express stood up to AEW World Champion Chris Jericho. This was the young star’s first major program in AEW and showed the potential that he had to offer. Of course, to reach the finals, he will have to overcome various challenges, including the powerhouse employed by MJF in Wardlow.
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