The AEW Continental Classic was a hit with fans thanks to its fun, unpredictable nature, according to Claudio Castagnoli.
The Swiss wrestler was one of 12 men in the round-robin tournament that saw Eddie Kingston defeat Jon Moxley in the finals at Worlds End 2023.
On a recent edition of the “Mike Hoke Show” podcast, Castagnoli was asked what made the Continental Classic a hit with fans. He said,
“I think it was very successful because it was fun. It was something different, and something you can see nowhere else, and I think the fans were looking forward to it every week.
“I think it helped AEW grow and get very focused. This is what it’s about, and this is the prize at the end of the tournament. I think from a fan perspective and from a company perspective, I think it was very successful, and I hope it’s going to happen again next year so I can win the damn thing.”
Castagnoli was part of the Blue League but only managed a fourth-place finish, gaining seven points, and would lose his match to Eddie Kingston.