At AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020, Sonny Kiss challenged Cody Rhodes for the AEW TNT Championship.
Though Kiss wasn't successful, the match and moment wasn't just a normal title defense for Cody. For Kiss, it meant much more to him and the LGBTQ Community.
Speaking to Ariane Andrew & Matthew Dillon on Sippin' The Tea, Kiss reflected on the bout.
"I heard about it the week prior, I didn't know it was actually going to happen. I was shocked because I was just doing AEW Dark, which is totally fine because I love Dark and love performing in general, but when they were like, 'You're going to face Cody and it's on TNT and Fight for the Fallen,' I was shocked and then it died down a little. A few days prior, I could not sleep and kept thinking about it. It was bigger than me. It was amazing for the LGBTQ having a big title match on national television. It was one of the highest-rated segments that night. It was definitely bigger than me and it was amazing. It was Sonny Kiss, but the LGBTQ community was there and it was for us. I'm not exactly super happy with the match because I let my nerves get the better of me at certain points. Overall, it was a moment and it was needed. I know I'll have one again and it will be even bigger," he said.
Kiss remains a featured player on AEW Dark, recently teaming with Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson) and Joey Janela on the February 23 episode of the program.
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