The final match of Brodie Lee's career took place on October 7 against Cody Rhodes.
Brodie was the AEW TNT Champion heading into the match, defending the belt in a dog collar match. Cody walked out as TNT Champion in a match that is considered to be one of the best bouts in Brodie's career and in Dynamite history.
Speaking on Talk Is Jericho, Cody recalled putting together the match and his feelings on it following Brodie's passing on December 26.
"Jerry Lynn helped put it together. The night before, I'm putting the collar on, the chain, and we're pulling on each other. It's like the first time you get in a cage, it's awkward. I was very worried about our necks and any whiplash. Everyone praised his work and he could make something look incredibly violent, but we could have done that match every night. I am overly prepared, so we had another collar and chain under the ring. Everything went how we wanted it to go. He was adamant we do a really big bump in the commercial. He had me do Kevin Owens' package piledriver, and he was really confident in my strength. I was able to do it, no problem. He pushed me and challenged me as a wrestler, and I love that. One of my favorite things from that match is, I punched him with the chain wrapped around my hand, and he said, 'I want you to punch me in the face as hard as you can.' So, I leveled him, and he just chuckled. He really wanted to do a dog collar and a gritty and serious rivalry," said Cody.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Cody said that Brodie squashing him to win the AEW TNT Title was his favorite match in AEW. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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