AEW Executive Vice President Cody had a long time dispute over the “Cody Rhodes” trademark. Last week, Cody’s legal team won the battle and now, the AEW superstar can use the “Cody Rhodes” name anywhere he wants.
But it seems like he doesn’t want to. During a media call with WrestlingInc, Cody revealed that he’ll probably never use the “Cody Rhodes” name in pro-wrestling.
“When I get the opportunity with the live crowd, to send them home, I always assume it’s confidential, which is the silliest thing ever when you’re talking to a live crowd with cameras everywhere. I’m very happy about being ‘Cody Rhodes’ again. The details of it all aren’t important other than it was a very positive, no hard feelings on either side type scenario. I will say though it’s not something I probably will use in the wrestling space.”
Rhodes also revealed that he’s excited to use his trademarked name in other projects. He’s signed contracts to work on several shows.
“I’ve gotten very used to ‘The American Nightmare Cody’. I like how Justin Roberts says it. I just like it. I’ve liked it for some time. Where I’m most excited about ‘Cody Rhodes’ being available again is when he comes to third-party ventures and things like ‘Go-Big Show’ that I just took part in, the show that I was part of coming to TBS and other projects like that only because in our wrestling bubble that we’re all in, we’re all a family, all of us. Everyone kind of knows the saga of Cody Rhodes.