Exclusive: Tony Schiavone Wants AEW To Use PPV Names From WCW If They Can

What's old is new again, and few know that better than Tony Schiavone.

AEW Executive VP Cody Rhodes made headlines weeks ago when he filed for trademarks on several former WCW properties, notably Bash At The Beach, Battlebowl and Bunkhouse Stampede. While he said that he was just trying to gain the rights to several of his father's (Dusty Rhodes) ideas, former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone told Fightful that he thought the idea was a good one.

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"I don't know much about trademark law. I guess they just didn't think it was important. With the nostalgia that Cody feels for his dad and the fact that he could have a Bash at the Beach or Bunkhouse Stampede and it would mean something -- I think that would help them out a great deal. I'm excited about his business plan and the Young Bucks and Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega and all the guys and Tony Khan leading the way. That's going to be some good stuff, man. It's a pretty good business plan. There are names that we all remember for good or for bad. I know all Bash at the Beaches weren't great, all Bunkhouse Stampedes weren't great, but they're still iconic names that fans remember," Schiavone said.

Schiavone has made quite the living on retro content and affection for the 1990s, as his podcast with Conrad Thompson relies heavily on such content.

You can hear Schiavone's "What Happened When" Podcast every week at this link, and check out the show's Patreon page at this link.

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