Cody Rhodes defeated Nick Aldis to become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion in front of 10,000 fans at the ALL IN show in Chicago, IL.
The match was refereed by Earl Hebner and each wrestler had MMA-style entrances. Rhodes was accompanied to the ring by Diamond Dallas Page, Glacier, his father-in-law and his dog Pharaoah. Aldis was accompanied to the ring by Jeff Jarrett, Sam Shaw, Shawn Daivari and former NWA Champion Tim Storm.
Late in the match, Rhodes was busted open and Hebner did the “X” gesture. DDP ran down to check on him but Daivari also ran down and shoved him. DDP ended up hitting a Diamond Cutter on Daivari in the ring.
Late in the match, Brandi put her body over her husband because he was taking so much punishment. Aldis came down with a diving elbow off the top and onto Brandi. Rhodes was finally able to hit the Disaster Kick and Cross Rhodes and almost got a pin as the crowd went nuts. Aldis went for a sunset flip but Rhodes caught him and pinned him. Fantastic match.
— All In (@ALL_IN_2018) September 2, 2018