Cody Rhodes made it his mission to secure as many of his father’s ideas as he could. This included locking down the trademarks for some classic events.
During his media teleconference, The American Nightmare explained why he bought so many old WCW names like Bash At The Beast. He said that he was simply securing the names for his father’s legacy and for his mother.
Rhodes said that with the exception of possibly one other name AEW won’t be using any of the copyrights he filed as names for events. This is a bit of a disappointment for fans of AEW, but at least nobody else will get to use the names of the events that Cody Rhodes locked down.
AEW held a Bash At The Beach edition of Dynamite before the Chris Jericho Cruise. This resulted in some rumors of legal action from WWE.