As the inaugural TNT Champion in AEW, Cody has been doing his best to bring something fresh to the promotion by defending the belt nearly every week. So far, he has given huge opportunities to young mid-carders in the company like Jungle Boy, Sonny Kiss, and Marq Quen to showcase their talent in a major title match on primetime TV.
But to truly make the belt and his reign unique, Cody has also made the challenges open to every available wrestler outside the company. This has allowed independent wrestling stars like Warhorse, Ricky Starks, and Eddie Kingston to step up and reach a much larger audience than ever before with impressive matches against the TNT Champion, and has left independent wrestlers everywhere campaigning to be the next challenger for Cody's belt.
In a massive crowd of talented unsigned wrestlers trying to get an opportunity on AEW TV, the following ten individuals stand out as the most promising potential challengers for Cody's championship. This will only include wrestlers who feasibly could challenge for his title in the near future, and hopefully at least some of these matches will happen in 2020.