It’s been said by an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star that a recent title change that he was involved with wasn’t actually the original plan.
On the August 22 episode of Dynamite, Brodie Lee defeated Cody for the TNT Championship and reigned until Cody beat him to regain the title yesterday.
Speaking on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Lee explained that he believes he wasn’t actually supposed to win the title originally, saying:
“I believe that the original plan was for me to not become TNT Champion. I don’t know much, I’m not privy into the ins and outs, the nuts and bolts of it all, probably because I don’t want to be because if I have a thought in my head, I’ll quickly become married to it and then if something changes, I go insane. I try not to know too much and I kind of just live in the moment. I learned my lesson the hard way over many, many years, so I try to stay level-headed and not get too much information and receive things as they are presented to me. The match itself was presented to me like a week or two before it even happened, so I just wanted to train and look the part and do whatever is asked of me.
“I mean, laying on top of Cody looking into the hard cam imagining my son looking back on the other side knowing I’m going to be the TNT Champion and bringing that belt home to him, that’s a very special memory. That Saturday night is one that I will never forget. It’s something that worked out perfectly. We filmed that [match] before and when we filmed it, it felt good, great. But you never know how it’s going to come across on television and then when we watched it back at home with my two sons and me, I had tears in my eyes. It was just the culmination of so much bulls**t and so much questioning myself and questioning my career and questioning my anxiety for eight years and watching it on TV was just an unbelievable experience.”
Cody dropped the title as he was off TV for a number of weeks to be a guest on TV talent show the Go Big Show.
The ‘American Nightmare’ won the title back last night and for next week’s Dynamite one-year anniversary show he’ll be defending it against Orange Cassidy.
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