AEW Dynamite: FTR’s In-Ring Debut Set, Cody Rhodes Retains in First Title Defense

AEW Dynamite this week saw a sit-down interview of the FTR (formerly known as The Revival), and the former Tag Team of the Year explained their intentions behind joining the company.

The duo ran down the list of all the teams they wish to face in the company but kept out a major name from the list. The Young Bucks, who have had an online rivalry with the duo for quite some time, didn’t make the cut.

FTR said they don’t have any respect for the Young Bucks and don’t want to have a great match with them, rather they want to punch them in the face and be done with it.

The duo were then confronted by The Butcher and The Blade, who were attacked by the debuting team last week. FTR asked them to settle things in the ring next week, which will mark the official debut for them in an AEW ring.

FTR stands for ‘For The Revolution’, according to the duo, who were initially rumored to be known as The Revolt after their WWE departure. FTR originally started out as ‘F** The Revival’ on Being The Elite show by the Young Bucks.

Cody Rhodes became the first-ever TNT Championship last week after defeating Lance Archer at Double or Nothing and had his first defense this week against Jungle Boy.

Jungle Boy won the Battle Royal last week to earn this opportunity, and gave a tough fight to the AEW EVP, but ended up on the losing side.

Cody was busted open during the match after slamming his head into a wall but survived the young upstart’s fast-paced offense. Post-match, Cody and Jungle Boy had a mutual show of respect as their respective entourage joined them in the ring.

Rhodes will now take on Marc Quen of Private Party next week in his second defense, as he has promised to defend the title in Open Challenge every week.