WWE Considering Return Of Old Show Name For Upcoming PLE

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The WWE braintrust is feeling nostalgic when it comes to bringing back a PPV name that fans are very familiar with.

Over the course of the last 40+ years, World Wrestling Entertainment has used dozens of different names for their Pay-Per-View shows that are now known as Premium Live Events. Some of those names are used only once (remember Great Balls of Fire?) while others are annual traditions.

There are also some PLE names that get brought back many years after they go away. An example of that would be the Great American Bash, which was originally an NWA show created by Dusty Rhodes in the 1980s. That name was used by WCW throughout the 1990s, then when WWE acquired WCW in 2001, they brought the GAB name back a few years later. Last year, the Great American Bash was an NXT PLE which shows that the name has a lot of staying power.

It has been reported by PWInsider Elite’s Mike Johnson that the company’s decision-makers including WWE’s Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque are considering a return of the “Bad Blood” name for an upcoming WWE PLE in October.

The idea behind using Bad Blood in October is to tie-in the anniversary of the first-ever Hell in a Cell Match at the WWE In Your House Badd Blood (two D’s on “Bad” there) between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, which was also Kane’s spectacular debut. That Badd Blood PLE took place on October 5, 1997 and October 5 this year falls on a Saturday, which is the day of the week when WWE prefers to run their PLE shows.

If WWE goes with the Bad Blood name then it will likely feature a Hell in a Cell match as well. In the previous WWE regime led by Vince McMahon, there was a Hell in a Cell PPV in October, but Triple H isn’t interested in using that name.

Triple H Headlined Two WWE “Blad Blood” PPV Events

That “Bad Blood” might mean something to Triple H because he headlined the event when it took place in 2003 and 2004. The 2003 Bad Blood PLE saw Triple H beat Kevin Nash in a Hell in a Cell match main event.

One year later at Bad Blood 2004, Triple H beat Shawn Michaels in a Hell in a Cell match that went nearly 47 minutes, which made it one of the longest non-Ironman matches in WWE history.