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AEW Worlds End results: Eddie Kingston is the first Triple Crown champion

After weeks of action in AEW’s inaugural Continental Classic tournament, it came down to old friends in the final at Worlds End on Dec. 30 in New York. Gold League winner Jon Moxley and Blue League winner Eddie Kingston shared a laugh before the bell, but both men were all business once the match to determine the first AEW Triple Crown champion got started.

Mox’s Blackpool Combat Club teammate — and the man Kingston beat in the semi-final — Bryan Danielson was on commentary. Danielson explained that his teammate’s strategy was to get the action down to the mat and not get into a brawl like Eddie drew him into. The plan didn’t work, but Moxley knows a thing or two about brawling himself. That combined with the Mad King overshooting a dive put Mox in the driver’s seat.

He stayed there until Eddie landed a chop that sent Mox to his knees. The two men traded strikes and middle fingers while Danielson screamed to his teammate to “not get in a pissing contest”.

Adrenaline kept Moxley in the fight, but the knee injury he picked up during the C2 slowed his roll... and allowed the self-proclaimed King of the Bums to light him up in all corners of the ring.

Each man got the other in a bulldog choke, and Kingston almost passed out in Mox’s. But he fought free with the Long Island crowd cheering him on, and nailed a desperation backfist, followed by a Northern Lights Bomb... but Moxley wouldn’t stay down.

But he did after Eddie punctuated an exchange of elbows & headbutts with another backfist.

Kingston put his life’s work on the line in the tournament, along with his Ring of Honor World and NJPW Strong Openweight belts. He was handed both after pinning Moxley, and then couldn’t contain his smile when the new Continental title was unveiled.

That, some words of respect from Danielson, and a hug from Mox... not bad for a bum.

Get complete Worlds End results and coverage of the entire show here.

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