Cody Rhodes became the champion by defeating Sonjay Dutt at WrestleCade’s Showcase of Champions in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Cody then spoke to the GFW crowd after the win, then shared some advice his father (Dusty Rhodes) gave him. “Sometimes the title makes the man, and other times the man makes the title.”.
He will be defending his title yet again in Edmonton for Prairie Wrestling Alliance that is not related to GFW. Rhodes continues by saying he will defend it week after week and the difference between them and him is that when he says he is an independent contractor he means it. Cody had then closed out the show by thanking the crowd for coming and greets the fans before leaving for the night.