1. The American Nightmare
In one of the best promos the professional wrestling industry has seen, Cody Rhodes absolutely tore into Chris Jericho a few days before their highly-anticipated match at AEW Full Gear. Cody promised a major announcement on the sixth episode of AEW Dynamite, and he delivered on it by saying that if he loses against Jericho at Full Gear, he won’t ever challenge for the AEW World Championship ever again.
This decision came due to criticism around the fact that Cody booked himself a World Title shot. This led to Cody answering by refusing to participate in any world title match in the future if he were to lose.
Cody continued his promo and tore into Jericho, who had previously accused him of being born with a silver spoon. Cody talked about Jericho’s lavish upbringing and said he is afraid of becoming irrelevant and hence, has surrounded himself with the younger generation (The Inner Circle).
Cody’s promo drew tremendous praise from each corner of the community, including the People’s Champion, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Cody went on to lose the match a week later and has stayed true to his word till now.