AEW Vice President and active in-ring talent Cody made his heavily advertised "career announcement" on the "go-home" edition of AEW Dynamite this week.
On Wednesday night's show from the Bonjangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tony Schiavone interviewed Cody live in the ring for his "Career Announcement" segment.
During the promo, which saw Cody get emotional at one point, the AEW V.P. announced that if he doesn't defeat Chris Jericho for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship at this Saturday's AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, he will no longer challenge for the AEW Championship in his entire career.
Check out a recap of Cody's "career announcement" promo from our AEW Dynamite results from 11/6 below.
Cody "Career Announcement"
We are told that Cody's "career announcement" is next, as his interview with Tony Schiavone will be up when we return from our first commercial break of the evening. Stay tuned.
We return from the break directly into Cody's entrance. The fans chant his name as smoke billows out of the entrance way before he emerges in a nice suit, as usual. Pyro goes off, fireworks explode and the AEW V.P. makes his way to the ring as a packed house here in Charlotte, N.C. chant his name.
Tony Schiavone is in the ring and he introduces us to Charlotte, N.C, which he points out is the birthplace of Cody. He mentions Cody's AEW Title match against Chris Jericho at AEW Full Gear this Saturday night in Baltimore. He asks if Cody has been surprised by Jericho's arrival in AEW.
Cody says he is not surprised by Jericho or The Inner Circle. He says Jericho's experience has been a short victory lap. He talks about the journey he has been on with his friends, fellow Elite members, and his brother Dustin. He says they were looking and Jericho found them. He says this Saturday, he finds himself on the marquee against the AEW World Champion Chris Jericho.
He says he and Tony have discussed this previously, so Tony knows what he is about to announce. He says he's going to go on a bit of a detour first. He starts listing legendary names like "Cowboy" Bill Watts, Eddie Graham, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, etc. He says they were the best businessmen, bell-to-bell in the history of the industry. He says in addition to being competitors, those men were also management, not unlike himself.
He says for the last year he told everybody, any podcast and interview he would mention how proud he is of AEW, the schedule, the pain, he calls it Ellis Island for a professional wrestler. He says this is freedom. The fans erupt with applause and AEW chants. He says so when he hears criticism for himself being management and in a title match. He says with that said he is announcing that... before he can continue fans break out with a "You Deserve It!" chant.
He says if he does not defeat Chris Jericho at Full Gear, because he is management, he will never challenge for the AEW World's Heavyweight Championship again. He references Jericho calling him a "Milennial Bitch." He makes a joke about being able to buy one of Jericho's many books for a couple bucks. He calls Jericho a stupid dick after pointing out that his father, a former NHL legend, is just like his father, a pro wrestling legend.
He calls Jericho a dirty succubus. He gets choked up and emotional when saying this isn't about his father, it's about his mother, his sister, and lists a bunch of other people and things. He says at Full Gear he will beat Jericho and become the AEW World Champion. He says then he can fall back to his Inner Circle and know that when they finally meet in a big match against The Elite, they are going to eat them alive. His music plays as the fans chant "Cody! Cody! Cody" to wrap up an absolutely EPIC "go-home" promo from the challenger for this Saturday's AEW Full Gear main event. We head to another commercial break.
Check out our complete results from this week's show at this link: AEW Dynamite Results (11/6): Bojangles Coliseum In Charlotte, N.C.
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