Fight for the Fallen kicked off tonight (July 15) with Cody defending the TNT championship against Sonny Kiss. The was the biggest match of Sonny’s career, and his entrance was befitting of such a night:
.@SonnyKissXO brings the roar of the @Jaguars into this TNT Championship match!— ALL ELITE WRESTLING (@AEW) July 16, 2020
Watch Fight for the Fallen NOW at 8e7c on @TNTDrama. #AEWDynamite #AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/uYAcbfV2bk
Jim Ross said this should be an easy win for Cody, and Cody didn’t seem to take his opponent all that seriously either. Arn Anderson had to yell at Cody and tell him to get his head out of his ass for showing off too much in the early going with unnecessary push-ups.
Kiss brought the fight to Cody and even nailed him with his own finisher, Cross Rhodes, as well as a 450 splash. The champ was resilient enough to withstand it all and still kick out.
.@SonnyKissXO wants the TNT Championship so bad!— ALL ELITE WRESTLING (@AEW) July 16, 2020
Watch Fight for the Fallen NOW on @TNTDrama. #AEWDynamite #AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/3nQoJf5ZUY
Cody came back with a Vertebreaker, but that also wasn’t enough for the win. Rhodes was frustrated with the referee and almost got caught in a roll up while arguing with Aubrey Edwards.
Cody continued his heel-like mannerisms by pulling off the turnbuckle padding, but it backfired and almost cost him the TNT championship.
Kiss made one mistake after that, and Cody capitalized with a sick Cross Rhodes, leading to victory.
Cody played heel in this match, but if you had any worries about that being an enduring characteristic, those concerns were put to rest when he embraced Sonny after the match was over.
.@CodyRhodes retains, but not before @SonnyKissXO more than proved to be a worthy challenger for the TNT title. Hope to see more opportunities for Sonny going forward! #AEWDynamite #AEWonTNT #FightForTheFallen pic.twitter.com/6UsNelKXZD— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) July 16, 2020
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