WATCH: Darby Allin Def. Cody To Become New TNT Champion At AEW Full Gear 2020 (VIDEOS)

AEW Photos & Videos |By Matt Boone |Sat, November 7, 2020 - 9:29PM EST
Darby Allin Wins TNT Championship At AEW Full Gear 2020

We have a new TNT Champion.

Darby Allin defeated "The American Nightmare" Cody at the AEW Full Gear 2020 pay-per-view at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night to become what the commentary trio of Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and Excalibur referred to as "the new face of TNT."

For those who missed it, featured below is a detailed recap of the entire match from the PPV. The following match recap comes courtesy of our complete AEW Full Gear 2020 Results From Daily's Place In Jacksonville, FL. here at eWrestling.

Also below are several video highlights from the Cody vs. Darby Allin match for the TNT Championship from Saturday night's AEW Full Gear 2020 PPV.


TNT Championship
"The American Nightmare" Cody (c) vs. Darby Allin

The video package airs for our third match on the pay-per-view card, and it will feature our first championship on-the-line for the PPV broadcast and our second for the evening after the "Buy-In" bout for the NWA Women's World Championship earlier in the evening.

As Excalibur points out, the first AEW title bout of the evening is now underway as Darby Allin makes his way down to the ring to his bad-ass cool theme music as pyro explodes and he shows off his skateboarding skills. The TNT Championship will be on-the-line next.

With the challenger settled into the squared circle, the lights go down and the familiar theme of "The American Nightmare" plays.

Emerging is Cody Rhodes wearing a t-shirt that the announcers point out says "STILL STANDING," as he is accompanied by Brandi Rhodes, Arn Anderson, Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall, all wearing their "American Nightmare Family" gear as the TNT Champion emerges from the smoke and pyro as his entrance music peaks and the noise from the fans inside Daily's Place amphitheater picks up.

With both guys in the ring and the music behind us, we see "The Dapper Yapper" standing front-and-center as he handles the pre-match formal ring introductions for both competitors in this championship contest here at AEW Full Gear.

On that note, the pre-match ring entrances and introductions are out of the way and with both guys in the ring and ready to go, the bell sounds and we're off with our next match here on the PPV card.

Cody and Darby Allin slowly close in on each other and go face-to-face, staring at each other motionless for a while as they let the fans decide who they're going to chant and cheer for. With that behind us, the two begin circling and this one is now officially underway.

The announcers are selling the fact that Darby Allin is not intimidated one bit by Cody, despite "The American Nightmare" holding a victory over him in their previous high-profile showdown. As the action gets underway, neither guy is able to establish any real offensive jump on the other, with each guy having isolated moments and the other taking over immediately thereafter.

From the hammer-lock position, Cody launches Allin over the top-rope, where he crashes down hard onto the floor outside the ring. We hear Darby yelling out in anguish after his rough landing. Cody brings the action back in the ring and goes to work on the same arm of Darby that he just softened up with the aforementioned spot. He stands up and stomps on the weakened limb of the challenger now.

Darby works his way back to his feet. He tries to hip-toss Cody, however the champ sinks down on the arm of Allin and yanks away at it, adding further punishment to the already softened up arm of the challenger. He takes Allin down to the mat now and again locks his arm up behind him as he continues to dominate the action thus far.

Rhodes stands back up and puts the boots to Darby. He picks Allin up and takes him to the corner of the ring. He sits him on the top-rope and climbs up after him. He picks Darby up and throws him over his own shoulder. He comes flying off the top-rope and slams the challenger down with authority before returning his focus on the injured arm of Allin.

One window of opportunity is left open for Darby Allin to capitalize off of and that's all he needed to show that he is still alive and with a fighting chance on his side, as he blasts the champ with a big move that shifts the offensive momentum in his favor. Arn Anderson looks worried at ringside now as Darby is firing up and showing his first signs of life in a while as he makes his big comeback.

Allin takes Cody to the corner now and takes him up to the top-rope, following up after him. He now positions Cody looking for a high spot, however as they go flying off together, Cody reverses in mid-air and they come down with Cody hitting a Cross-Rhodes off the top-rope. Wow! We see a bunch of replays of that one. Allin rolled through to avoid being finished off and now he jumps on the back of Cody, slapping a sleeper-hold on the champion.

The champion walks around with the challenger holding onto the sleeper hold while on the back of Cody. Cody carries Darby on his back, still in the sleeper-hold, over to the corner where he starts climbing up the ropes backwards, ala Vader preparing for a Vader Bomb . He flies off backwards and they crash down together, with the impact breaking the hold Darby had on Cody's throat. Cody gets up and scoops Darby up for a slam. Arn yells for another. Cody obliges. The announcers talk about Cody starting to seemingly get discouraged at how Darby has the never-die fighting spirit that keeps him in the fight at all times.

As Cody continues to dominate the challenger, we see him get fired up a bit much now as he takes the weight belt off ala Hollywood Hogan in the nWo black-and-white days of WCW during the Monday Night Wars against WWE. This backfires, however, as Darby used the belt to help sweep Cody's legs out for a roll-up pin attempt out of nowhere. "The American Nightmare" manages to kick out just in time to avoid the upset from Darby. Moments later he wasn't as lucky, however, and we have ourselves a brand new TNT Champion.

Winner and NEW TNT Champion: Darby Allin

After The Match: All Hell Breaks Loose With Team Taz, Will Hobbs & Darby Allin

After the match, the announcers do a prolonged over-selling of the size of the moment we just witnessed, as Darby Allin's music plays while he makes it to his feet as Cody stands and watches over him.

We see Arn Anderson looking upset at ringside, pointing to his playbook and making it clear that Cody didn't follow the gameplan in the match this evening.

As the moment continues to play out, the TNT Championship is finally handed to Darby Allin and the announcers praise "the new face of TNT." He gets emotional now as he poses with the title on the ropes.

While the moment continues to play out, we hear a familiar voice, and he doesn't sound overly happy, or at all caught up in the emotion of the moment as others are right now.

On that note, Taz emerges yelling "Enough! Enough! Enough! Enough!" He says it's enough of the emotion and the crying and everything else. He says Darby had his little moment and now he needs to take his ass to the back, as does Cody.

Taz starts making his way to the ring accompanied by his fellow Team Taz members Ricky Starks and Brian Cage. The trio enter the ring and they immediately attack Darby Allin.

They begin a prolonged beatdown of the new TNT Champion, until finally Cody starts making the save. Unfortunately, he is another victim and now Allin is drug out of the ring and out to the parking lot area where the car he entered the venue in tonight is shown. Starks and Cage slam him on the car and look to set his already injured arm up to be completely snapped in half. As they get ready to finish off the arm of Allin, finally, out comes Will Hobbs to make the save.

At the same time, this gives Taz the answer he has been long awaiting regarding the offer he extended to Will Hobbs to join Team Taz, as clearly the big fella isn't interested. That's where the segment ends.

Watch match highlights of the TNT Championship bout between "The American Nightmare" Cody and Darby Allin from the AEW Full Gear 2020 PPV via the videos embedded below.


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