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Dusty Rhodes Trademark Rejected | Wrestling News Update, December 28th 2019

With news on WWE’s New Years Eve matches and Cody losing a Rhodes trademark, Matty Deller brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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WYATT VS BRYAN CONFIRMED FOR ROYAL RUMBLE

On last nights SmackDown, Daniel Bryan won a triple threat match against The Miz and King Corbin to face “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at January’s Royal Rumble.

This match was restarted twice, once due to Roman Reigns running off King Corbin and then when a rescheduled singles match between Miz and Bryan ended a double disqualification with Corbin’s henchmen attacked both men.

Royal Rumble will take place on January 26th 2020 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

REIGNS VS ZIGGLER NEW YEARS EVE MATCH PRE-TAPED BEFORE SMACKDOWN

After last night’s SmackDown at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan went off the air, WWE taped Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler for FOX’s New Year’s Eve special.

Roman Reigns defeated Dolph Ziggler with a spear. One of the co-hosts of the New years Eve broadcast, Maria Menounos appeared as the special guest ring announcer.

CODY RHODES TRADEMARK OF ‘DUSTY RHODES’ APPLICATION REJECTED

AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes recently filed to trademark the name of his late father, WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. However, it has been rejected for an odd reason.

According to Cody’s legal team when they spoke to Pro Wrestling Sheet, the trademark got rejected by the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) because the name is too similar to Dustin Rhodes, a trademark already owned by Dusty’s oldest son and current AEW star.

Cody’s team noted that they are confident that this will not be a problem in the end.

JERICHO OFFERS TANAHASHI AEW TITLE MATCH

Following comments from Hiroshi Tanahashi in Tokyo Sports, Chris Jericho has offered Hiroshi Tanahashi an AEW Title shot, if he can beat him in their match at WrestleKingdom 14.

During this interview, which was translated by NJPW commentator Chris Charlton, Tanahashi said;

“He’s a champion right? All I’m saying is if I beat him and he comes back asking for a rematch, then I think it’s reasonable to tell him to put the belt up. If that happened it would break down a door.”

Chris Jericho then responded on Instagram, saying;

“What you don’t know is I speak and read perfect Japanese and I read what you said about the Tokyo Dome. You said if you can beat me that you would enter the forbidding portal and request a title shot for the AEW Championship. I thought it’s a great idea. So, ‘Le Champion’ asked the Chairman of the Board, the owner of AEW, Tony Khan, if it was okay to grant your request, and he said ‘yes.’ So, if you can beat me in the Tokyo Dome, I will give you a championship match for the AEW Title.”

Jericho and Tanahashi will face off at NJPW WrestleKingdom 14 on January 5th.

MOXLEY VS TRENT ANNOUNCED FOR DYNAMITE NEXT WEEK

AEW announced this morning that Moxley vs. Trent Barreta has been added to the card for Wednesday’s New Years Day show at Daily’s Place amphitheatre in Jacksonville, Florida.

Also scheduled for the episode is Moxley’s response to the Inner Circle’s offer to join them.

MLW RE-SIGNS MYRON REED

Current MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed has re-signed with Major League Wrestling.

Court Bauer, MLW CEO and founder spoke on the signing, saying;

“Myron has emerged as an extraordinary athlete and important voice in the sport. We look forward to seeing the champ showcased in MLW as he enters his prime.”

Joining the company in 2018, the member of Injustice captured the Middleweight Title on November 9th from Teddy Hart in Orlando, during a taping of Fusion.

PRO WRESTLING CHAOS SAVED FROM CLOSURE

NXT UK superstars Flash Morgan Webster & Wild Boar announce they have purchased Pro Wrestling Chaos. Click here for the full story. 

DDT ANNOUNCE CREATION OF UNIVERSAL TITLE

Earlier today, DDT announced the launch of a brand new championship, the DDT Universal Championship.

They will be crowning the inaugural champion at Korakuen Hall on February 23rd.

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