Even though AEWs next pay-per-view Full Gear is over two
months away, the company announced out of the blue that
Chris Jericho will be defending the AEW title against Cody
Rhodes on the show.
The match was announced with no angle leading up to it and
no real good explanation how Cody got the shot although AEW
President Tony Khan noted the excellent win-loss record
that Rhodes has so far as the reason why he got it. AEW had
five weeks to come up with a program on television since AEW
on TNT starts on October 2 and the pay-per-view is on
Jericho also has an AEW title defense on the third episode
of AEW on TNT which somewhat renders the match useless now
that the Jericho/Cody match is being advertised.
This is the second match on the show so far joining Moxley
vs Omega on the card.