This week on Dynamite, Kip Sabian defeated Chuck Taylor of Best Friends in singles competition. This was allowed Sabian to gain some momentum ahead of his TNT Championship tournament quarter-final match next week.
Sabian drew Dustin Rhodes in the tournament’s first round, and the duo will go one-on-one on next week’s episode of Dynamite. As if a place in the semi-finals weren’t enough, even more stakes have been added to the bout.
In a tease for the next AEW Road To episode, Dustin said the following to his brother Cody, promising he will retire if he cannot beat Kip on Wednesday night:
“If I cannot beat that son of a b***h, I will retire”.
Shocking clip from the next episode of “Road To”:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 18, 2020
Kip has taken to Twitter to comment on the new stipulation, saying that Rhodes should “enjoy the last few days of being a pro wrestler”.
Cry me a river….
Well, guess it’s going to be a nice milestone sending @dustinrhodes off into the sunset.
— Kip Sabian (@TheKipSabian) April 18, 2020
For me, while I’m all about matches having stakes, the added stipulation does sort of telegraph the match result. I will be shocked if Dustin Rhodes ends his career in this manner, so it sort of gives away that he is winning here.
Also, I wish things like this would take place on TV. Filming a short segment like this wouldn’t take long and would be far better suited taking place and being broadcast on Dynamite as opposed to a YouTube show that has