There can only be one first ever AEW television match.
Inside Washington, D.C.’s Capital One Arena, Cody Rhodes and Sammy Guevara were tasked with having the first pro wrestling match on TNT since 2001. Tonight (Oct. 2) the debut episode of Dynamite opened with Cody putting his AEW title shot on the line versus Guevara.
If the 26-year-old Guevara could pull off the upset, Rhodes would lose his AEW World Championship match with Chris Jericho at next month’s Full Gear pay-per-view.
Once the opening bell sounded, to the surprise of some, Cody and Guevara had great in-ring chemistry. Guevara’s 0 to 60 style meshed well with Cody’s more deliberate approach.
The tone of the match changed when on a suicide dive attempt, Guevara pulled Brandi Rhodes in front of Cody and she took a big hit in the process. Brandi struck back later in the match, slapping Guevara and setting up Cody for a Disaster Kick.
Guevara kicked out at two and a half before hitting a Spanish Fly off the top rope for the closest two count of the match. Off a missed shooting star press attempt, Rhodes rolled up Guevara for the 1-2-3.
After a post-match handshake between Rhodes and Guevara, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho attacked his future opponent.
What did you think of AEW’s first match on TNT and first angle on Dynamite?
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