Cody Rhodes has revealed that the trademarks he has been filing recently are for personal use and not necessarily going to feature in AEW.
Almost four months on from the revelation by The Elite that they were starting up their own wrestling promotion, the business is still buzzing about AEW. Many fans are counting down the days until AEW's first big show, Double Or Nothing. We're also eagerly awaiting the announcement of the promotion's television deal and to see who else might join up with the company.
This week, Cody Rhodes sparked rumors that in the future, AEW will be adopting a few of WCWs old premises and PPVs. He did that by filing trademarks for Battlebowl, Bash At The Beach, and Bunkhouse Stampede. All show names that were used by WCW during the 80s and 90s and also shows that his father Dusty had a big hand in.
It turns out that Rhodes hasn't necessarily trademarked those PPV names for use by AEW. The former ROH World Champion took to Twitter once the rumor mill started up to clear up any confusion. "They’re personal and most aren’t intended for AEW," Rhodes wrote. He described the filing of the trademarks as "trying to get some of Dad’s cattle back."
I’d turn off the google alerts on trademarks. They’re personal and most aren’t intended for AEW. I’ve filed/claimed over 50 the last few months. I’m just trying to get some of Dad’s cattle back. That’s the story. https://t.co/NvzNgJnOGw— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) March 20, 2019
In fact, Rhodes also revealed in the tweet that he has actually filed for more than 50 trademarks in the past few months. Clearly, these latest ones have made the news due to the nature of them and the history that goes hand-in-hand. While he did state that most of the trademarks are not intended for AEW, he hasn't ruled out the possibility of them being used by the promotion. For now though, he is just trying to protect his father's legacy.
When it comes to Rhodes' vision for AEW, he hasn't shied away from admitting that he has imagined what it would be like to mold AEW into a modern-day WCW. One thing is for certain, The American Nightmare definitely has his dad's mind when it comes to the wrestling business. If he is even half as talented behind the scenes as Dusty, then AEW is definitely in safe hands.