It is being reported that in last night’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, WWE took an intentional shot at AEW’s Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes.
During the episode there was a weird segment that featured Naomi, Lacy Evans, Tamina and Dana Brooke. For no reason at all the four women had to take part in a karaoke contest.
As part of the strange competition, Naomi sang the entrance music of Dusty Rhodes the WWE Hall of Famer. Dusty is obviously also the father of AEW’s Dustin and Cody.
Ringside News is reporting that this was a shot by WWE aimed intentionally towards Cody in particular.
Steve Carrier, Ringside news’ founder took to social media with this Tweet:
We've been told that Dusty Rhodes' "Common Man" song didn't appear on SmackDown by accident at all this week. It was totally on purpose, so those "conspiracy theorists" were right about this one 🙂
— Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) July 11, 2020
For a while now there has been some back and forth between Cody and Mr McMahon’s company over the trademark of Dusty Rhodes. Cody filed for the trademark of his father’s name in April after WWE’s ownership of it expired. However, WWE claimed that there was a delay in the renewal due to COVID-19 and they renewed it in May. Will the trademark war between Cody and Vince ever end?