The opening matchup of last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which was the TNT Title Match Open Challenge wherein TNT Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes put his TNT Title on the line saw Eddie Kingston make his All Elite Wrestling debut.
This was after it was announced that TNT Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody will go up against a “top independent wrestler” and that wrestler ended up being Kingston. This all started on social media when Kingston challenged Rhodes to a match and Cody gladly accepted Eddie’s challenge.
Shortly after Eddie Kingston made his way out, he challenged Cody to a No Disqualification Title Match, which Cody had no problems accepting. Cody Rhodes would defeat Eddie Kingston and retain his TNT Title via submission by using the figure-four leg lock.
You can check out the opening matchup in the videos below:
.@MadKing1981 has arrived to challenge @CodyRhodes for his TNT Championship in a NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 23, 2020
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.@MadKing1981 lays in the hurt to @CodyRhodes in this no disqualification match for the TNT Championship.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 23, 2020
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/3KMZRanpJU