Cody Rhodes will challenge Chris Jericho for the AEW World Championship title at AEW Full Gear 2019 PPV show.
Sports Illustrated reported the story that AEW is staying true to their commitment to taking the win-loss record being of importance. Cody Rhodes has been undefeated in the singles matches till now. First, he defeated his half brother Dustin Rhodes at AEW Double or Nothing, followed by a time-draw against Darby Allin at Fyter Fest and then he once again took the win over Shawn Spears at All Out.
Hence, as per the report from SI, the combination of wins and quality of opponents, similar to the strength of schedule format applied in college football, has propelled Rhodes to an AEW World Championship title match against Chris Jericho. SI also quoted AEW President Tony Khan who repeated AEW’s commitment to win-loss record being of importance.
After defeating Kenny Omega at AEW Double or Nothing, Chris Jericho went on to become the first AEW World Champion in a match against Adam “Hangman” Page. Since then, he has been in the news for different news. First, his post-match rant after All Out went viral, turning into remixed song, a t-shirt and lots of memes. Later, he also made headline after losing the AEW title belt in Tallahassee, Florida.
Interestingly, this would be Jericho’s second AEW World Title defense. AEW previously announced that Jericho will defend the title for the first time at 16 October episode of AEW TV show from Philadelphia. Jericho’s opponent for that match is still to be named. We wonder who will the opponent be, considering AEW’s commitment towards the win-loss record.
AEW Full Gear 2019 PPV takes place on November 9 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. The tickets will go on sale later today at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST. Below are the matches announced for the show till now:
- Chris Jericho(c) vs Cody Rhodes – AEW World Championship Match
- Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley