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Darby Allin wins TNT Championship at AEW Full Gear

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Darby Allin has dethroned Cody Rhodes. 

In their fourth AEW singles match, Allin pinned Rhodes with a cradle to win the TNT Championship at Full Gear. 

In ending Cody's second reign, Allin joins Rhodes and Brodie Lee as the only wrestlers to wear the TNT title. 

Allin and Rhodes first faced off at Fyter Fest 2019, going to a 20 minute time limit draw. Rhodes then beat Allin on the January 1, 2020 edition of AEW Dynamite. Cody won the second meeting with a quick roll-up. Their third match aired on the April 29 edition of Dynamite. In that bout, Cody reversed a Coffin Drop into a cradle to again barely escape with a victory. 

The match was also notable for the return of Cody's surname. In addressing the live crowd following Wednesday's Dynamite, Cody said "It feels really good to be Cody Rhodes again." WWE filed a cancellation notice for the Cody Rhodes trademark on November 2, clearing the way for Cody to use the name. 

On a media call Thursday, Cody said that he would not use the Rhodes name in wrestling, but in outside ventures.