AEW recently filed for several trademarks relating to the old WCW PPVs, and also announced the return of the Bash at the Beach themed episode for AEW Dynamite in January 2020. It was reported that AEW’s plan for the old WCW PPV had run into trouble as WWE currently owns the trademark for ‘The Bash’.
The Bash at the Beach is set for January second week, and AEW Dynamite will air from Chris Jericho‘s cruise the following week. The whole event will surely garner more eyes to the product, and it seems like WWE wants to prevent that from happening.
According to Fightful Select, WWE officials are planning to move to court over the usage of the name Bash at the Beach, as it is quite similar to WWE’s own PPV, the Bash, or Great American Bash.
“Some within WWE weren’t happy with AEW promoting a Bash at the Beach, and there’s talk that they may attempt to take action to stop it”
AEW has been consistently beating WWE NXT since their debut, and NXT only marginally bettered them last week after appearances from several main-roster superstars in the leadup to Survivor Series.
The consistent losses to AEW on Wednesday Night Wars wouldn’t have gone down well with the WWE brass and they would like to stop AEW in their tracks before they come up with the mega PPV.
Bash at the Beach was a popular WCW PPV that could help AEW draw the audience from the bygone era using the nostalgia factor.
Cody Rhodes even tweeted that he could be going to court soon, after rumors of WWE filing a lawsuit on Rhodes started surfacing on social media.
“Sounds like I’ll be going to court soon, time to go suit shopping”
The wars are just beginning, and things would definitely spice up in the coming weeks.