Cody Rhodes Beats Anthony Ogogo at AEW Double or Nothing 2021

Credit: AEWCody Rhodes defeated Olympic bronze-medalist fighter Anthony Ogogo in a grudge match at AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday.Ogogo appeared to have Rhodes down for the count after landing a right uppercut. Rhodes arm was under the ropes, though, which caused the referee to force a break on the pinfall.All Elite Wrestling @AEW #AEWDoN, Rhodes landed the Vertebreaker to put Ogogo away.The problem in between Rhodes and Ogogo started on Dynamite in March when QT Marshall and the Nightmare Factory switched on Cody and the Nightmare Family. Ogogo was among those who agreed Marshall along with Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto.Ogogo made his existence felt in a massive brawl, and it rapidly emerged that the previous pugilist was Marshalls star pupil.After much anticipation, Ogogo made his in-ring debut on the April 14 episode of Dynamite against Cole Karter. Ogogo punched Karter so hard in the stomach that he couldnt continue, resulting in the referee ruling the match in Ogogos favor.Ogogo made an even larger effect a number of weeks later following a match in between Rhodes and Marshall. After Cody selected up the triumph, Ogogo showed up and put Rhodes down with a punch to the gut before putting a British flag over him.That led to Rhodes cutting an impassioned promo the following week on Dynamite about his pride in being American. Cody ended by declaring that he would be with American Dream rather than the American Nightmare for one night just at Double or Nothing, which was his method of paying tribute to his late father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.While some fans were apparently worried about a USA vs. Britain story, the match was an interesting one for reasons outside that nationalistic trope.Ogogo got in the bout with practically no experience in terms of actual matches, and regardless of that, he was installed against one of AEWs top stars on a pay-per-view stage.Ogogo had plenty to show in Sundays match, and while he didnt leave triumphant, he revealed lots of potential and did enough to suggest he might be a significant gamer in AEW moving forward. Listen to Ring Rust Radio for all of the hot wrestling topics. Catch the most recent episode in the gamer listed below (warning: some language NSFW).