Cody Rhodes Announces Classic WWE Event’s Return

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WWE is bringing back a classic event for the first time in 20 years with Cody Rhodes helping make the announcement.

WWE is bringing back Bad Blood for the first time since 2004 with the show announced for the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5th, 2024.

The announcement was made in a video released on social media by record producer Metro Boomin who was staking out the venue with WWE Champion Cody Rhodes.

When Was The Last WWE Bad Blood?

The date of the event is notable as it will be the 27th anniversary of the first and most well-remembered Bad Blood – known in 1997 as Badd Blood – show. That event saw the first Hell In A Cell match take place as The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels broke new ground in a WWE ring.

That match saw the debut of Kane who interfered in the bout to cost his brother the win and a WWE Title match at Survivor Series 1997. The original Bad Blood is also tinged with tragedy as the show took place on the same day that Brian Pillman was found dead.

Bad Blood returned in 2003 and 2004 as a Raw pay-per-view with both shows being headlined by Hell In A Cell matches pitting Triple H against one of his best friends. Triple H retained his World Heavyweight Championship against Kevin Nash in 2003 before The Game defeated Shawn Michaels in the Cell one year later.

Cody Rhodes has competed in two Hell In A Cell matches in his WWE career, with the last of those being the infamous bout where Rhodes revealed the extent of his torn pec injury in 2022. With the return of Bad Blood, all signs would point at The American Nightmare entering the demonic structure once again but this time in his hometown.