AEW All Out 2020 Predictions: Moxley or MJF for World Champion?

MJF gives orders to bodyguard Wardlow (photo courtesy of AEW)
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Prediction: Cody is NOT your TNT Champion at the end of the night.

Remember those spoilers I alluded to earlier? Yeah, this is where they come into play the most.

Look, the TNT Championship defenses, even if lacking in storytelling, have been great. At the very least, you know what kind of match to expect with Cody. Maybe he was a little too ambitious with wanting to defend every week, but he has defended nearly every week. Even without a house show loop, that has to be wearing on his body.

The finished title design, colored in gold rather than the original silver, also helps elevate the title.

Still, it’s probably time for Cody to lose the TNT Championship and do what AEW has been signaling for some time now: turn heel.

Cody could use the responsibility of carrying a brand new title and elevating it as his basis for turning; of course, as with the best heels, he would ignore the fact that most of this responsibility (if not all) was self-imposed. He could either work his way back to the TNT Championship or, especially as a ruthless heel, target the World Champion (particularly if it’s face Moxley) and eschew the babyface stipulation of no longer challenging for the top championship.

Who walks out of All Out as TNT Champion, then? Well, I don’t know if it happens Saturday or at All Out, but “The Exalted One” Brodie Lee is going to be your TNT Champion after the PPV.

This will help give credence to the message Lee is imparting on his Dark Order followers while also adding credibility in their “recruiting” efforts because they would now have a distinguished and verified accomplishment.

Is this what I want? No. I wanted Scorpio Sky to defeat Cody last week. However, since Lee has been pretty much nothing but Colt Cabana’s warped best friend since Lee lost to Moxley a couple of months back, this is a great way to reestablish him as a dominant and feared heel.

Where does that leave Lance Archer, though?