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Tony Khan on how they secured Bash At The Beach trademark

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AEW recently surprised everyone when they announced Bash At The Beach event for January 2020, especially because the name was made famous by WCW.

During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, AEW president Tony Khan talked about a number of things and he also revealed how they were able to secure a trademark for the event.

According to Khan, it was the company vice president and former WWE star Cody Rhodes who went on a ‘trademark binge’ one night and one of the things that came out of it was the name of the event:

“Cody went on a trademark binge one night and he texted me, ‘Conrad and I were up all night trademarking stuff.’ One of the things that came out of it was Bash at the Beach. So, when he said that we thought of a way to use it… and the unique idea was to go to Miami in January,”

It’s worth mentioning here that Cody Rhodes recently made a tweet suggesting that he will be having a courtroom battle soon but he has since deleted the post.


  • Brad Grillakis

    it still was WCW PPV. WWE could have come up with something new.

  • CC

    WWE bought WCW, AEW did not. Big difference.

  • CC

    Not really the same thing though is it. WWE bought WCW and everything that went with it, including the PPVs. The fact that they initially had the whole invasion angle, and there was no gap between WCW ending and WWE having them on their roster, it makes 100% sense for WWE to use those names, even reviving them years later.

    AEW is supposed to be this new entity, doing things differently and not living off the glories of the past like some kind of nostalgiafest like WWE, and yet here they are going for nostalgia.

  • Rinn13

    It’s not really a mystery. AEW Dynamite = WCW Nitro. Rasslin is back on TNT. Hire Tony Shiavone, the voice of Nitro. Have guys like DDP and Glacier, etc., old Nitro stars, make appearances. So it makes perfect sense, for them to continue trying to have ties to WCW and the 90s Nitro era.

  • Brad Grillakis

    WAR Games was a WCW thing now used by WWE NXT. They all do it

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    Its just gonna be a beach-themed episode of Dynamite, so not that big of a deal. Especially since theyre not doing it in July like ppv was

  • CC

    I know there is this whole Dusty created things in WCW thing that Cody wants to pay homage to etc, but why on Earth would AEW want to use a PPV name from an old promotion rather than forging ahead and creating their own unique ones?