4 Signs that Cody is winning the AEW World Title at Full Gear
All Elite Wrestling's latest PPV event is just days away. The promotion has its foot firmly on the accelerator for Full Gear, which takes place this Saturday November 9th. It marks AEW's first major PPV event since the debut of Dynamite as a weekly Wednesday offering on TNT.
Of the eight matches announced for the card, the stand out contest revolves around the AEW World Championship. Having been crowned the first AEW Champion at ALL OUT, Chris Jericho is set to put the belt on the line against Cody. The match has been highlighted prominently on Dynamite across the month of October, with the pair engaging in a number of heated battles - both with their fists and on the mic.
With Cody putting his future title ambitions on the line in the match, the stakes have never been higher for the AEW VP. In his career to-date, 'The American Nightmare' has yet to taste the delight of a world title reign.
However, here are four signs that might change come Full Gear.
#4 The match stipulation
If you had asked me a week ago, I'd have said the chances of a Chris Jericho loss at Full Gear were slim-to-none. This opinion shifted this past Wednesday on Dynamite when Cody announced that if he fails to win the AEW World Championship this Saturday, he will never be able to challenge for the championship again.
Such a stipulation isn't a rare thing in wrestling. However, it is used mainly for wrestlers toward the end of their careers, or those on the move to another company or brand. This isn't the case for Cody, who at 34 years old is in the prime of his career. Add in the fact that he is effectively running the company, he won't be going anywhere else for a long time.
As a result, I can't envision Cody not being a title contender for the rest of his career. Granted, he may want to focus more on running the company, but he is one of the biggest stars AEW has right now.
People may say that stipulations never remain set in stone in wrestling, and AEW could easily scrap it in future, but this is a company who doesn't want to insult the fans' intelligence. Allowing Cody to have a shot at the title after such a loss would surely be doing that.