Cody Rhodes is one of the biggest names in pro wrestling. After making a massive name for himself in AEW, he reinvented himself as The American Nightmare. Now, a recent move made by him and his Nightmare Factory partner QT Marshall suggests that he could be looking to revive Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, which his father Dusty Rhodes founded. 

A trademark was filed by Rhodes and Marshall to trademark ‘Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling.’ Moreover, the filing comes under “wrestling contests” and “exhibits,” which further consolidates the belief that a revival could be in the works.

TCW was founded back in 1999, with its offices being established in East Cobb County, Georgia. The idea behind the promotion, as described by Rhodes, was to start a company that operates with modern ideas but in an old-school format. The first TCW event was held in July 2000, when Glacier emerged victorious as TCW’s very first Heavyweight Champion.

At its peak, the TCW roster featured the likes of Leilani Kai, Scott Hall, Daffney, ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan and New Jack. It is unclear what Rhodes might be planning with it, but it is likely that it will be in keeping with the ‘American Dream’ his father represented.


What do you think about this development? Do you think Cody Rhodes will eventually embark on a mission to kickstart his own wrestling promotion? Sound off in the comments.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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