This past weekend we saw Cody Rhodes fail to capture the AEW World Championship from Chris Jericho at AEW Full Gear, mainly due to some late interference courtesy of Cody’s former best friend MJF.
MJF became the second man after Shawn Spears to turn on The American Nightmare, but at this point in time, more fans are concerning themselves with the logistics behind Cody’s loss.
Prior to the show Cody made it pretty clear that if he did not win the AEW World Championship from Jericho at Full Gear, he would not be allowed to challenge for it again. Now, it seems as if AEW is going to live up to that promise.
As you can see Nick Jackson has confirmed that the stipulation will stand, but as we’ve all come to know in pro wrestling, you should never rule anything out.
There’s always a chance that it could be the champion challenging Cody to face them instead, or perhaps he turns heel and just decides that he wants to go back on it. Whatever the case may be, there certainly seems to be a few different directions they could turn in.
The actual on screen product for AEW seems to be doing from strength to strength, with everything from Dynamite to Dark to their big pay per view shows receiving a great deal of praise.
Now, we just have to wait and see whether or not they’re able to sustain this momentum as we look ahead to 2020 and beyond.