Cody announces he has regained the use of the Rhodes name

After Dynamite went off the air on Wednesday night, AEW Executive Vice President Cody announced to the live crowd that “as of this morning”, he once again had two names and whether Justin Roberts announced him as it or not, he regained the use of Rhodes.

Cody had not been able to use the Rhodes name since departing WWE in 2016.

Earlier on Wednesday, various media outlets reported that WWE had filed a cancellation notice with The United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Cody Rhodes.” Cody had filed for the Rhodes trademark this past July, but WWE opposed the trademark, despite it expiring.

Twitter user @FLWrestlingFan who was in attendance in Jacksonville posted a video with Cody making the announcement, which you can check out below: