Cody won the title by defeating Lance Archer at Double Or Nothing last weekend, and said he will defend the title each week in an Open Challenge.
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) May 28, 2020
Cody has previously spoken about how he doesn’t want AEW to become “All Friends Wrestling”, but some have taken that with a rather heavy pinch of salt.
His first defence of the title will come next week against Jungle Boy who won a Battle Royal last night.
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