Last week All Elite Wrestling’s Executive Vice President Cody implied on Twitter that WWE was suing the new promotion. Many people speculated that this was because AEW is putting on a Bash at the Beach themed event in January 2020.
WWE owns the name to Bash at the Beach, an old WCW pay-per-view that ran from 1994-2000. As a result, a reported emerged earlier on this week that confirmed WWE was considering legal action against AEW.
Dave Meltzer has seemingly confirmed in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE is trying to prevent Cody from using certain terms in AEW
“WWE is opposing his claims on at least some of them. Cody has been trying to gain ownership of things for usage in AEW, such as Bash at the Beach that is being used in January. In particular he’s looking for ownership of ideas that his father came up with.”
It was believed that Cody earned the terms that his late father Dusty Rhodes created. However, it now seems that WWE still has ownership of them.
As a result, the company are trying to prevent Cody from acquiring them to use in AEW. Make sure you stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for the latest on this story.