Cody Rhodes has commented on WWE using the ‘Great American Bash” name which was created by his father back in 1985.
The first Great American Bash was promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions in July 1985. The name which was created by the legendary Dusty Rhodes, became a mainstay of JCP and later WCW programming up until the year 2000.
After WWE purchased WCW in 2001, the company brought back the name in 2004, using it annually until 2010. More recently the brand has been used in NXT, with the black and gold’s next Great American Bash special taking place on July 6th 2021.
Ahead of the event, a fan tweeted Cody Rhodes suggesting that WWE should have given the name to him and his brother Dustin.
In response, Rhodes said that all he hopes is that WWE do his father’s creations justice. Adding that he will never be bitter about his legacy being honoured.
Business is business. They have the rights to many of Dusty’s greatest creations. My hope is that they do them justice and I will never be bitter about his legacy being honored and a whole new generation seeing he was a genius w/lasting concepts. https://t.co/vKSoyTZCdm
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) July 6, 2021
NXT Great American Bash – Full Card
- Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly– MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) vs. Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa (NXT Tag Team Titles)
- The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) vs. Io Shirai & Zoey Stark (NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles)
- LA Knight (c) vs. Cameron Grimes (Million Dollar Championship, if Grimes loses he’ll be Knight’s Butler)
- Karrion Kross & Johnny Gargano face-to-face
- Hit Row Championship Cypher