Shaq Challenges Cody Rhodes at Ceremony for First AEW Awards

AEW has announced the winners of the AEW Awards. The awards were presented during a special online show on the Bleacher Report app and featured celebrities such as Shaquille O'Neal, Bert Kreischer, Chael Sonnen, Curtis Granderson, Camille Kostek, Kevin Hefferman, Steve Lemme, Ron Funches, Danielle Fishel Karp and Jensen Karp as presenters. AEW reports that 436,000 votes were counted in tabulating the rewards, though how many were fraudulent mail-in ballots remains unknown.

Graphic for the first AEW Awards
Graphic for the first AEW Awards

The big story coming out of the awards was a challenge from Shaq to Cody, one Cody answered later on Dynamite. You can see a video of Shaq's challenge here:

And then you watch Cody respond on tonight's episode of Dynamite here:

The bottom line is it looks like Shaq and Jade Cargill will face Cody and Red Velvet in match at Revolution, which is AEW's upcoming PPV event, now set to take place in early March.

Here's the winners of the AEW Awards, from an AEW press release:

Best Moment on the Mic:
Cody Rhodes The American Nightmare accepts a Dog Collar Match from The Exalted One, Mr. Brodie Lee

Biggest Surprise:
Sting's AEW Debut

Breakout Star – Male:
AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin

Breakout Star – Female:
AEW Women's World Champion Hikaru Shida

Biggest Beatdown:
The Inner Circle jumps Orange Cassidy

High Flyer Award:
Rey Fenix of The Lucha Brothers

Hardest Moment to Clean Up After:
The Parking Lot Brawl featuring Best Friends and Orange Cassidy v. Santana and Ortiz of The Inner Circle

Biggest WTF Moment
Kenny Omega wins AEW World Championship and walks out of AEW after defeating Jon Moxley

LOL Award
The Young Bucks super kick MJF into the pool on the Jericho Cruise

Best Twitter Follow
The Native Beast Nyla Rose

Bleacher Report PPV Moment of the Year
AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING Stadium Stampede Match

You can watch the AEW Awards here.

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