Cody Talks Moonsault From AEW Steel Cage Match: "Tony Khan Was Adamant That I Didn’t Do It"

Dynamite main event could have looked different if Khan had his way...

During last week's AEW: Dynamite, Cody defeated MJF's henchman Wardlow in a thrilling steel cage match - the first in All Elite's fledgeling history.

The finish to the match saw Cody perform one of his customary Moonsaults off the top of the cage, a move that he made all the more terrifying by insisting AEW have a bigger cage. Cody told Sports Illustrated: "I ended up with the highest cage I could possibly get, and that cost me. I’m terrified of heights. That’s why my eyes are closed.

“The only piece of thinking in my mind was to throw my head back. My body will go where my head will go, that’s something John Laurinaitis and Dean Malenko told me when I first started doing the Moonsault. As long as I threw my head back, I knew I’d be OK.”

Cody also revealed that a lot of people tried to talk him out of the spot, including AEW President and CEO Tony Khan: “I thought about it all day. Tony Khan was adamant that I didn’t do it. I’ve never seen a boss like him and how he leads, and the way he cares about his investments. Too many people were trying to talk me out of it. Typically, I’m by the ‘Go position’ during our show, but I stayed away.”

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