WWE has released information ahead of thier SummerSlam Meet & Greet taking place August 11th – 13th at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
SummerSlam Meet & Greet takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) South Building in Hall D, Toronto, ON, CA.
Getting to SummerSlam Meet & Greet:
The closest subway stop is Union Station. Transfer to the Yonge-University line at either the Sheppard-Yonge, Spadina, St. George, or Bloor-Yonge stops. Take the Yonge-University line to Union Station.
Exit the subway and proceed west on Front Street to the North Building, where you can access the South Building. Alternatively, you can exit to Union Station and follow the SkyWalk to the South Building.
Dropoff will be at the entrance of the MTCC South Building (222 Bremner Blvd.). There will be no parking or long waiting area for rideshare cars. All traffic must keep moving.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has plenty of indoor parking spots located conveniently on site, as well as plenty of parking lots located in close proximity.
If you have purchased a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze ticket, look for the VIP line once you enter the 800 level foyer. This will ensure you get your VIP wristband upon entry, which will tell you when to line up for your VIP experience.
If you have tickets for multiple sessions in one day, we appreciate your cooperation with leaving the Hall at the end of each session, as our staff needs time to clean and reset all of the activities. The sooner everyone exits, the sooner we can reopen the doors!
Autograph mats will be available for the Superstars to sign, but if you want to bring a family-friendly item of your own, you can! But please remember that Superstars at autograph stations can only sign one item.
General Admission and Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze tickets are available online here
All tickets have been e-mailed directly to ticket purchasers. Make sure you have ticket on phone ready to scan or a printout of your ticket when you arrive at the event. If you wish to purchase tickets at the event, the on-site box office will be open.
BOX OFFICE HOURS
Friday, Aug. 9
Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Clear Bag Policy & Prohibited Items:
Similar to Wrestlemania Axxess, WWE has instituted a ‘Clear Bag Policy’ which only allows certain types of bags into the building. The company also released a list of prohibited items.
The following items are prohibited from SummerSlam Meet & Greet
- SEALED PACKAGES
- COOLERS OR CONTAINERS
- VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDERS OR SIMILAR DEVICES
- PROFESSIONAL CAMERA EQUIPMENT OR LENSES OVER 6” IN LENGTH
- LASER POINTERS
- AIRHORNS, WHISTLES OR OTHER NOISEMAKERS
- OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE
- BOTTLES OR CANS
- SELFIE STICKS
- MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASES
- FOLDING CARTS ON WHEELS
Cody Rhodes ‘Bash At The Beach’ Trademark In Limbo Due To WWE Trademark, Cody’s Legal Team Responds
10:30 PM ET – UPDATE: Cody Rhodes has filed a response through his legal counsel indicating why he should be able to own the “Bash At The Beach” trademark.
The United States Trademark office refused the initial trademark due to the similarities with WWE’s “The Bash” trademark.
Cody’s legal team provided several other trademarks using the words “BASH” indicating it won’t cause confusion.
The intiial refusal was based on the fact that both words used “BASH” and are wrestling services.
Read the full response below.
Bash At The Beach Trademark In Limbo
Cody Rhodes trademark for “Bash At The Beach” has been initially refused by the United States Trademark Office.
HeelByNature.com has obtained trademark filings which outline the refusal and next steps needed for Cody to be approved of the trademark.
The USPTO issued refusal order to Cody’s legal representative Michael Dockens of Shumaker Loop & Kendrickon 5/20/19.
The reasoning behind the refusal was “likelihood of confusion” with WWE’s trademark “The Bash”.
United States Trademark Filings indicate the following:
Here, the dominant portion of the registrant’s mark, “BASH” is the first and dominant term of the applied-for mark BASH AT THE BEACH. The marks sound similar and have a similar meaning when viewed in the context of the wrestling services to which they relate.
Although applicant’s mark has been refused registration, applicant may respond to the refusal(s) by submitting evidence and arguments in support of registration.
Cody’s legal team had 6 months from the refusal order to submit proper evidence to support the registration of the trademark. The cutoff date for them to send in proper documentation was 11/20/19. It’s not known if Cody’s legal team has submitted those documents.
WWE initially registered the trademark for “The Bash” in 2009. The application was renewed in 2011 The filing was renewed in 2018 for an additional 10 years.
Yesterday, Cody made post indicating he may be heading to court. “Sounds like I’ll be going to court soon, time to go suit shopping”
Below are the documents obtained by HeelByNature.com that outlines the refusal order issued by the United States Trademark Office.
Follow up, Cody’s application for “Bash at The Beach” was refused in due to confusion with “The Bash”. His deadline for appropriate documents ended yesterday. Not sure if he filed them. https://t.co/4VhPvY13cm pic.twitter.com/EjClyJFH5V
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) November 21, 2019
All Elite Wrestling plans to use the “Bash At The Beach” name for two Dynamite events on 1/15/20 and 1/22/20.
NXT Beats AEW In Viewership For The First Time In The Wednesday Night Wars
NXT Viewership Rises In Wednesday Night Wars
NXT on USA has defeated AEW Dynamite for the first time in the Wednesday Night Wars.
Last night’s episode of NXT drew an average of 916,000 viewers, while AEW Dynamite drew 893,000 viewers.
AEW ended up ranking higher than NXT in demographic ratings. In the 18-49 demographic AEW led 0.39 to 0.30. The lead was much larger in the 18-49 male demo with AEW drawing a 0.52 to 0.39.
NXT featured several top stars from RAW and SmackDown, and was the go-home show for NXT Takeover and Survivor Series.
ACH fka Jordan Myles Released From WWE
ACH has been granted his release from WWE.
The former Jordan Myles posted a photo on Twitter showing him sign forms on WWE letterhead.
— Super A.C.H (@ACHisSuper) November 21, 2019
— HeavyMetalWrestling (@HeavyMetalPro) November 21, 2019
ACH has already begun taking independent bookings, and will perform on 11/22 for Heavy Metal Wrestling against Chandler Hopkins.
Judging by how soon he is working, WWE did not impose a no-compete clause.
Can’t hold me down no more.
This is FOR THE WRESTLING CULTURE. pic.twitter.com/wA2UbBFiZP
— Super A.C.H (@ACHisSuper) November 21, 2019
Last week ACH hosted a Q&A session on Twitter where he addressed a number of topics, including his status with WWE and dealing with mental health issues.
ACH has been very vocal about his negative feelings towards WWE following a controversial t-shirt design.
WWE has yet to publicly acknowledge his release.