Just after Cody won his TNT Championship, he put out an open challenge, not only to AEW but any promotion willing to take him on. It has become one of the most entertaining segments within Dynamite each week. His weekly title defences have seen the introduction of a few new characters to AEW. Next week will follow suit.

AEW have taken to Twitter to announce that Indie star Warhorse will challenge Cody in the July 29th episode. The match up came about after Warhorse led a campaign saying that the TNT Champion was afraid of him.


Warhorse has made himself well known in the independent scene over the past few years, wrestling for companies such as GCW, CZW, Evolve and Beyond.

This next defence for Cody comes after his brutal no disqualification match with Eddie Kingston on Dynamite this week. Kingston was a surprise opponent who cut an excellent promo before the match challenging Cody to a No DQ match. Cody got slammed into a pile of tacks but still managed to retain his title.

Since becoming the first ever TNT Champion, defeating Lance Archer at Double or Nothing, he has successfully defended his title against Eddie Kingston, Sonny Kiss, Ricky Starks, Jake Hager, Marq Quen and Jungle boy.