Cody Rhodes (with Arn Anderson) appeared on AEW Dynamite this week to defend his TNT Championship and to make an announcement.
Former NWA Television Champion Ricky Starks appeared on the big screen to accept Cody’s open challenge. It does not look like he is signed because the announcers referred to him as a free agent.
Rhodes said last week during an interview that people who don’t work for AEW would be free to accept the open challenge. Rhodes defeated Starks to retain his title.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 18, 2020