Back in March, Cody Rhodes and family filed for a patent and trademark with the United States Patent and Trade Office for the rights to his father’s name, Dusty Rhodes. The response back in May was that Cody had to submit verification of a few documents within 6 months. This appears to have been satisfied as the trademark is now listed as live under Cody’s real name.
This is a rivalry that has been going on with the WWE for several years as the family of Dusty has wanted full control of and use of his name. Also approved in the filing are BattleBowl, Bunkhouse Stampede, and The Match Beyond, which was the original name for WarGames. AEW is also going to be running an upcoming episode titled “Bash at the Beach”, which is another event Dusty came up with.