During his first TNT Championship reign, Cody faced independent wrestling stars WARHORSE and Eddie Kingston. The War King signed with AEW soon after and WARHORSE has continued to successfully defend his IWTV Independent Wrestling Title.
During a recent appearance on the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast, WARHORSE's tag team partner Danhausen was asked if he might challenge Cody for the TNT Title in the future.
Danhausen said: "We don't know, maybe he's ducking Danhausen. Danhausen must have scared Arn Anderson. Danhausen told WARHORSE, gave him some advice. He called him before his big match because Danhausen had to rearrange his library, his books, so he could not be there. So Danhausen said, 'Hey, when the match starts, you punch them right in the groin before the bell rings.' He didn't win. This is probably why he lost, to be honest.
"Danhausen was very happy for him. Danhausen believes that some people thought maybe Danhausen was going to be angry it wasn't he who had the spot. Danhausen could not be happier for WARHORSE."