That’s quite the shot across the bow. WWE has been riding on high for so many years in wrestling that it is almost impossible to imagine them having any real competition. While AEW is a long way away from being a serious threat to WWE, they have certainly changed things and taken a few shots at the big dog. That includes running some major shows of their own, and in this case they are taking one of the names that WWE picked up from the scraps of WCW.

Last year, Major League Wrestling offered quite the surprise when they ran an event called WarGames. While this was an idea that WWE seemed to completely own, it turned out that they had not maintained the copyright and trademark for the name. Major League Wrestling ran the event but WWE would up getting the name back. That wasn’t the only show that WWE had let go and AEW is capitalizing on the idea.

You might remember this show. Check out the biggest moment ever in the show Cody is bringing back:

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As announced on their Twitter on Monday, AEW will be running an event called Bash At The Beach on January 15 in Miami. The event is a continuation of the WCW pay per view of the same name, which WWE would have acquired in their purchase of WCW. The event will be more than a one night event, with Bash at the Beach taking place over the course of two weeks, including the Miami show as well as a show airing on Chris Jericho’s Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea cruise. There is no word on WWE’s reaction to the move.

Opinion: For the life of me, I will never get my head around WWE being so against the idea of using the old WCW names. They are starting to get a little better about it with something like Starrcade in the fall, but at the same time they leave us with horrible names like Battleground and Payback. We really can’t get a few of the rather good WCW names dusted off? Is WWE really worried about their money coming from a WCW name that hasn’t been used in almost twenty years? Are they that insecure?

Does the show sound cool? What other names should WWE bring back from the past? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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