‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes recently decided to pass on gaining ownership rights for two trademarks due to opposition from the WWE.
A year ago, at this time, Cody tried to trademark “Slamboree” and “The Match Beyond.” These names were part of WCW before WWE bought out the brand.
WWE issued a notice of opposition on September 24th for both filings because they acquired the rights to WCW’s intellectual property when they purchased the company. Cody had until Halloween to answer this opposition by explaining why he should be granted the trademarks.
Cody Rhodes attorney Michael E. Dockins filed an “express abandonment” request to withdraw the trademark filing on October 28th. Essential saying Rhodes is no longer interested in fighting for the trademarks.
It should be noted that Rhodes is still dealing with other ongoing trademark issues involving several other names, including his father’s nickname “The American Dream.”
Cody recently added three new members to the Nightmare Family ahead of his next match on AEW Dynamite on Wednesday. He is set to work a six-man tag team match with Austin and Billy Gunn in his corner. This week’s AEW Dynamite is the go-home edition for Saturday’s AEW Full Gear pay-per-view event.