All Elite Wrestling‘s next pay-per-view, Full Gear, is currently headlined by an AEW World Championship match between Chris Jericho (c) and Cody, but the card is subject to change. Jericho has another title defense scheduled for the October 16 episode of Dynamite and though we don’t yet know who his challenger will be, we know from the participants in the number one contender’s match announced today that he will be goth.
This Wednesday #AEWDynamite broadcasts LIVE from Boston’s @AgganisArena – 8/7c on TNT
Darby Allin faces Jimmy Havoc in a match to determine who will challenge #AEW World Champion Chris Jericho in Philadelphia on Wed, October 16th pic.twitter.com/bglh112fXI
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 7, 2019
Along with The Young Bucks vs. Private Party kicking off the tag title tournament and a singles match between Jon Moxley vs. Shawn Spears, this week’s episode of Dynamite will include Darby Allin and Jimmy Havoc battling to become Jericho’s next challenger. Previously in AEW, they teamed up (with Joey Janela) at Fight For The Fallen and wrestled (also with Janela) at All Out.
If you’re wondering how these two wrestlers earned this match, Cody answered a fan question about that on Twitter, saying that though they have similar records to MJF and Sonny Kiss, “Quality of wins plays a factor. Not unlike college football. Jimmy beat 2 other major players in the @CrackerBarrel Clash and… Darby went the distance with me and defeated a legend in Cima…” He also explained that Allin vs. Cima was a dark match before the first episode of Dynamite and will available to watch on YouTube this Tuesday as part of “AEW Dark.”
The college football explanation (“strength of schedule”) was also part of the reason Cody is getting an AEW World Championship match at Full Gear. It works out for MJF and Kiss, but I’m not sure how either of the guys in this match has a stronger record than Pac’s 2-0 over Kenny Omega and Hangman Page. How are they power-ranking everyone on the roster right now?
College football aside, Allin vs. Havoc has the potential to be weird and entertaining. Who do you want to see face Jericho? Let us know in the comments.