Lee Johnson picked up his first win on AEW Dynamite tonight tagging with Cody Rhodes agains Peter Avalon and Cezar Bononi. Now his night has gotten even better as he is officially signed to All Elite Wrestling.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 11, 2021
AEW Owner Tony Khan explained that Johnson was originally a COVID-19 replacement talent. However, after a lot of hard work, Khan was impressed and signed Rhodes’ pupil to a contract.
In April most of the roster couldn’t travel & we needed local talent for #AEWDynamite. @CodyRhodes recommended his pupil @BigShottyLee. Lee came & worked so hard. I was blown away & kept booking him. With Cody’s guidance Lee got his 1st win tonight! Congrats Lee now it’s official pic.twitter.com/hnINnF5Iep
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) February 11, 2021
Here’s how our play-by-play summed up the end of the match:
Back from break, Avalon springboards, but Cody catches him. His shoulder however is bothering him and he tags in Lee. Hot tag fire by Lee. He dumps out Cezar and does a corkscrew dive onto him. He avoids Avalon and a fisherman’s neckbreaker. Cover, 1-2-nope. Bononi breaks it up. Bononi tosses Cody. Lee rolls up Avalon and it’s good for the victory. The first of his AEW career.
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