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AEW to tape Battle of the Belts house show card for Dark

Tony Khan has said that every champion excluding Cody Rhodes will be in action tonight.


House show matches held at tonight's Battle of the Belts event will be taped for AEW Dark.

Tony Khan announced that every champion, excluding Cody, will be in action at tonight’s event, with everything not taking place on Battle of the Belts being taped for AEW Dark.

“With medical protocol scratching @CodyRhodes, we’ll crown an Interim TNT Champion tonight!,” Khan wrote. “We’re allotted 1 hour for the live #AEWBOTB show tonight on TNT + for the Charlotte fans there’s a house show: EVERY AEW champion besides Cody in action TONIGHT! We’ll tape it all for Dark!”

It was announced on Rampage that Rhodes would be unable to compete due to medical protocol. On Instagram, Cody noted that he and Brandi Rhodes are currently isolating with family that have tested positive for COVID-19.

“It’s been a scary time dealing with such a strong virus and the complications that can come with it,” Rhodes wrote. “We are doing all we can to nurse and protect the family during this time. I will remain in quarantine as long as needed. Everyday is more encouraging. Thank you immensely for your support and the respect of our privacy. Thank you to AEW for understanding and allowing me to be where I am needed today, and for still allowing the TNT title to be represented. I look forward to being back soon. All the love in the world!”

Announced for AEW Battle of the Belts, which will air live on TNT tonight, includes Sammy Guevara vs. Dustin Rhodes for the interim TNT Championship, Ricky Starks vs. Matt Sydal for the FTW Championship, and Britt Baker vs. Riho for the AEW Women’s Championship.