All Elite Wrestling recently announced that their January 15 episode of Dynamite will carry the title of Bash at the Beach after Cody managed to get the trademark registered earlier this year.
One person who knows all about the Bash at the Beach name is Eric Bischoff, the former WCW President and who recently was the Smackdown Creative Director. Bischoff talked about the name during his latest 83 Weeks podcast and was not that impressed that AEW will be using the old WCW pay-per-view name.
“I have mixed emotions about it. I kind of understand it, but I also think it’s a bad choice,” Bischoff explained. AEW needs to find their own vision. They need to become their own brand. They need to become their own entity. They need to find the way that they’re really going to become the alternative,” he continued.
A lot of fans compare AEW to the old WCW and using names made famous in the mid 90s will not stop the parallels between the two.
“The more often they go back and kind of try to recreate the success of WCW, and align themselves with WCW’s success, I think they’re missing the mark,” Bischoff said.
Meanwhile, tickets for Bash at the Beach went on sale today on Ticketmaster.com. The show takes place from the Watsco Center at the University of Miami.