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CODY UPDATE, MATCHES SET FOR DYNAMITE AND MORE AEW POST-PPV NEWS AND NOTES

By Mike Johnson on 2019-11-10 01:56:00

AEW Champion Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. AEW Tag Team Champions SCU  and Hangman Page vs. PAC are official for this Wednesday's AEW Dynamite TV episode in Nashville, TN.

There was a possibility the Cody vs. Chris Jericho match could have been stopped after Cody's terrible bump during a dive out of the ring to the entranceway during the PPV.  The decision was left up to Dr. Michael Sampson (the same doctor who saved Jerry Lawler's life when he had a heart attack live on WWE Raw) and Sampson, after examining Cody, made the call that he was good to continue.    

There were no serious injuries coming out of the PPV.  Hangman Page believed he may have suffered a stinger during his bout and was having some issues with his right arm, but believed he would be fine for Dynamite this Wednesday.

There is an announcement forthcoming about the promotion's next PPV.  The idea remains to hold quarterly PPVs, so the next one will be in early 2020.  Double or Nothing 2 will be Memorial Day weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  All Out will remain in Chicago going forward.

During the post-show media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan noted that while there were references to him recently on AEW Dynamite, that was more about him "delivering the news" setting the stage for the Unsanctioned match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega than the start of a build to him appearing.  It was a Moxley idea and he is not interested in making himself a regular personality on TV.

When asked about the ratings thus far, Khan said they have at time "double expectations" and they have done "really, really well."  He said it's important to him that the shows have been really good.  He feels the fourth episode of AEW from Pittsburgh was the best episode of wrestling television he's ever seen.  They are very happy with the response from advertisers thus far.

In regard to the physical incident between Jimmy Havoc and Excalibur a few days ago, Tony Khan downplayed it saying he saw worse last night at the PPV and has seen worse in football and soccer and said everything was fine and cool yesterday and today.  He said they "scrapped around" and joked it was a "draw at best."  The story making the rounds is that Excalibur got the "win" in the confrontation.  Havoc was not backstage at the PPV, but was never slated to be there.

They did not have any issues with the Maryland State Athletic Commission tonight, according to Khan.

The storyline going forward is that Cody cannot challenge for the AEW title going forward.

There are hopes of running dates in Canada and the UK in 2020, but nothing locked in as of this writing.

The Young Bucks pushed for The Rock N' Roll Express appearances of late.

There are announcements forthcoming on new female signings soon.

Jungle Boy was backstage. 

ROH's Kelly Klein, who is married to AEW's BJ Whitmer, was also backstage.

There are plans to run Richmond, VA in 2020 for Dynamite.

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