That’s where it starts. We’re rapidly closing in on the debut of AEW’s weekly television show and that means things are going to get a lot more interesting in wrestling in a hurry. With so many things changing in wrestling so fast, a lot can still be said about setting things in stone in advance. That is something AEW has already done, over two months before it actually happens.

Via their official Twitter, AEW’s first match on their weekly TNT series will see Cody vs. Sammy Guevara. AEW had previously announced that Cody would be in the match but no opponent had been announced. Cody is one of the company’s founders and executives and Guevara is a wrestler who has wrestled on two of AEW’s first three shows. AEW debuts on TNT on October 2.

It’s going to be a big night. Check out the trailer for AEW’s first show:

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Opinion: There are going to be some complaints made about Cody being in such a prominent role in so many AEW matches, but at the same time he is one of the major reasons that AEW is here. His work in AEW has been quite good for the most part so far and some star power is the way you want to start your new series. Throw in Guevara’s high flying talents and this makes a lot of sense.

Is this a good first match? What else should be on the show? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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