Not so fast? AEW is a different kind of wrestling company and I mean that in a good way. They have taken the wrestling world by storm and turned into one of the biggest promotions in American in less than a year. That has offered them a variety of different opportunities and that includes holding some major events. Those events need names, and AEW might have to come up with some new names.
One of the more interesting stories that has come out of AEW so far has been over Cody picking up trademarks on former WCW events. WWE had held the trademarks for years but had allowed them to run out, meaning Cody could come in and sweep them up. AEW ran one event under the Bash At The Beach banner, but what about some more? You might not want to get too excited just yet.
During a recent interview with Wrestlinginc.com, Cody said that he was not planning to use all of the trademarks that he had recently acquired. He did heavily suggest that AEW would be running one more event using one of the trademarked names but did not say which it would be. Cody went on to say that the main reason he trademarked so many shows was to protect his father’s legacy, as Dusty Rhodes came up with several of the names. In addition, the money made from those trademarks goes to his mother, with neither Cody nor his brother Dustin Rhodes profiting from them.
Bash at the Beach was fun. Check out some highlights:
Opinion: This is one of those things where Cody comes off as rather sincere. I could go with seeing some of these show names being put into use but as Cody said, his dad came up with them and that is something he wants to keep in the family. Also, if WWE is mad about this, they have no one to blame but themselves. If the names were so important, why didn’t they use them over the last eighteen plus years? Cody had an opening and did something about it so good for him.
Which show do you want AEW to use? Was taking them a shot at WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
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