One month into All Elite Wrestling’s television run, the stipulation was put in place for the 2019 Full Gear pay-per-view that if Cody Rhodes unsuccessfully challenged Chris Jericho for the AEW World Championship, he would never be able to challenge for the title again. Since losing that match, Cody has yet to challenge for the belt but he is the company’s first-ever TNT Champion and two-time holder of the title.
Rhodes guest appeared on WFAN Sports Radio to discuss his forthcoming match on Dynamite that will see himself and Red Velvet take on Shaquille O’Neal and Jade Cargill. Rhodes is also competing in the Face Of The Revolution Ladder match for a shot at the TNT Title. On the topic of challenging for the AEW World Title again, Rhodes said he’s sticking to his word but the decision is ultimately Tony Khan’s.
I’m going to stick to my word on the AEW Title, but ultimately, that decision will rest on AEW owner Tony Khan. It’s the easiest heel turn in wrestling if I was to break it. I love that we’re disciplined and conservative, and presenting wrestling backwards.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEW was supposed to head to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for their Blood & Guts show. Rhodes feels that post-pandemic, the fist place AEW will stop through could be the Prudential Center.
I think we had sold 14,000 tickets – that show is the No. 1 on our radar, no disrespect to any other market, but we had big plans. I have a feeling that when the fog of the pandemic is lifted, the first place we’re going to is Prudential Center. If you guys had tickets, you guys will have tickets, and if you can’t get them, please reach out, it’s on me!
Rhodes is going to be joined by Scorpio Sky, Penta El Zero M, Lance Archer and two more opponents to be determined in the Face Of The Revolution Ladder match on March 7th.