After failing to defeat Darby Allin within the allotted time, a vicious attack by a former WWE Superstar prevented Cody's match from going to over time.
It was hard to pick a highlight from AEW's Double or Nothing. However, if you forced us to choose just one, it would be the match between Cody and Dustin Rhodes. A bloodbath that told an incredible story and ended with a very emotional interaction. If you didn't shed a tear when the brothers embraced at the end of the match, then you must have a heart made of stone.
At Fight for the Fallen, Dustin will return to AEW to team with his brother. At that show, the pair will take on The Young Bucks. Before heading to Jacksonville though, Cody had a match at this weekend's Fyter Fest. An unrelated affair against Darby Allin. Cody would have wanted to get the bout over and done with quickly as to keep himself fresh for his tag match in two weeks.
Unfortunately for The Thronebreaker, that did not happen. After toying with Allin for the first half of the match, the underdog started to rally late on. So much so that he took Cody all the way up to the match's 20-minute time limit. With Allin still laid out on the mat, Cody and the official discussed what to do next.
As the crowd chanted for extra time, an intruding wrestler made sure that wouldn't happen. Shawn Spears, formerly known as Tye Dillinger in WWE. Spears came equipped with a steel chair and clocked Cody right in the back of the head. It was an incredibly nasty blow, and one that probably shouldn't have happened the way that it did considering what we now know about CTE and concussions.
After Spears disappeared, wrestlers and AEW employees rushed to Cody's side. By that point, a significant amount of blood had formed a pool under his prone head. Whether the chair shot went down as intended or not, it left a nasty gash on the back of Cody's head. He also did a good job of selling the fact that his bell had been well and truly rung, although we suspect it probably was for real on some level.