Thursday, September 5, 2019

Cody Rhodes vs Chris Jericho Announced for AEW Full Gear, Title Will be on The Line

Cody Rhodes vs Chris Jericho Announced for AEW Full Gear, Title Will be on The Line
Sports Illustrated reports that Chris Jericho will defend his All Elite Wrestling Championship against Cody Rhodes at their next pay-per-view, Full Gear, on November 9 in Baltimore, MD.

Rhodes as Jericho’s next opponent makes sense because Rhodes has yet to lose a singles match in AEW and the company is stressing the importance of win/loss records to determine World Title challengers.

Rhodes defeated his brother Dustin at the Double Or Nothing pay-per-view in May. He went to a draw with Darby Allin at the Fyter Fest show in July and he defeated Shawn Spears on Saturday night at All Out in Chicago.

AEW CEO Tony Khan confirmed the match and said it was made due to Rhodes’ impressive wins.

“Cody’s outstanding record in singles competition has secured him the number one contender ranking, and he will be challenging AEW world champion Chris Jericho in the first ever pay-per-view defense of the championship on November 9 in Baltimore at Full Gear,” said Khan. “Cody earned this opportunity over the summer as he remained unbeaten in singles bouts, scoring pins on a pair of proven veterans, defeating his older brother, the legendary wrestler Dustin Rhodes at Double or Nothing, and beating bitter rival and former partner Shawn Spears at All Out—and battling to a draw with the exciting upstart Darby Allin at Fyter Fest. This is an AEW world championship match that so many All Elite Wrestling fans are excited to witness, and I’m glad we’ll be able to present it at Full Gear.”

To get there, Jericho will have to defend his belt on television a few times. AEW’s TNT debut is set for Oct. 2.

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