Cody applied for the trademark on April 13, the same day WWE’s expired. However, WWE renewed it on May 15, claiming the reason the renewal was delayed was because of COVID-19.
The ‘American Nightmare’ has since taken to Twitter to comment on the matter, writing:
It’s not as sultry/scandalous as reported. It’s just business. They’ve seen the same data we have, and they know they can make big money off the brand(even though it’s not in their house). Trying to license me is flattering, but it doesn’t stop this train from moving. No grudge.
WWE and its trademarks have been in the news recently due to the company’s decision to counter-program AEW Fyter Fest with NXT Great American Bash.
WWE also filed to add yet another old WCW event to its repertoire earlier this week when it applied for ‘Wrestle War’.