Cody Rhodes: If Sammy Guevara Beats Me, I'm Not Going To AEW Full Gear To Wrestle Chris Jericho

Cody hypes upcoming bout with Sammy Guevara.

On Wednesday's premiere episode of AEW Dynamite, the show will open with Cody Rhodes taking on Sammy Guevara in the first bout in AEW Dynamite history. It has already been announced that Cody will challenge Chris Jericho for the AEW World Title at Full Gear on Nov. 9, making the result of Cody vs. Guevara seemingly a foregone conclusion. But Cody is serious when he says wins and losses matter in AEW.

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"I would like to make it clear, that if Sammy Guevara beats me, I'm not going to Full Gear to wrestle Chris Jericho, by no means. Sammy Guevara will be able to take my place if he wins on the first episode of Dynamite. So, the stakes are high," Cody stated on an AEW media call.

Cody has somewhat overlooked Guevara in the build to the match, using the latest Road to AEW Dynamite to cut a promo on Jericho while ignoring the threat of Guevara.

But getting over young talent is something Cody and AEW will continue to focus on. Cody has already gone to a time limit draw with Darby Allin at AEW Fyter Fest, which was seen as an important moment in showcasing a name many people may not know.

"I think, of the utmost importance is introducing this new cast. Bell-to-bell wrestling and sports-centric wrestling, which we're providing, is wonderful, but there has to be a human connection. You've got to know who these folks are. There's a reason why I went out and started the Road To series, it was to introduce these new characters and we are going to integrate that into Dynamite. You mention Darby and the draw. That's unfinished business. Darby has made it clear he wants to go one more time. That's something that we can't just leave. That was kind of lightning in a bottle and I absolutely look forward to competing and being in the ring with Darby again," he said.

You can listen to the entire media call with Cody by clicking here.

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