All Elite Wrestling has been talking for months about the tournament to crown their first tag team champions, and on the latest episode of The Road to AEW on TNT, they finally revealed the bracket. Behold:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 18, 2019
After a segment about Riho and an interview with MJF, Tony Schiavone broke down how this tournament will play out. As AEW announced last month, it will begin on the second episode of their TV show (which may or may not be called “All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite”) on October 9 with a match between The Young Bucks and Private Party.
On October 16, there will be a first-round match from that same side of the bracket between the Lucha Bros and Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy), who made it into the tournament by fan vote. The winners of these matches will face off in the semi-finals on October 23. Filling out this side of your bracket means guessing whether AEW is really done with Bucks vs. Bros for a while after that insane ladder match, or if they’ll have another rematch days after one of them faces the third member of The Elite in a big singles title match.
On the other side of the bracket, there’s a first-round match between “any combination of SCU” (so two out of the trio Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky, and Frankie Kazarian) and Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent). We don’t know when this match will take place yet, but we do know the winner will face The Dark Order, who won a bye for the first round at All Out by defeating Best Friends, on October 23.
The tournament will conclude and the first AEW World Tag Team Champions with be crowned on October 30, which leaves time for All Elite Wrestling to possibly set up a first tag title defense for the Full Gear PPV on November 9.
What do you think of this bracket? Who’s your pick to take home the gold? Let us know in the comments.