WRESTLING ROYALTY TEAL PIPER, DAUGHTER OF THE LEGENDARY ROWDY RODDY PIPER, SIGNS WITH WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING
Piper Makes Her Professional Wrestling Debut for WOW at its September 18 & 19 Live Events in Los Angeles
WOW’s Second Season Premieres Saturday, September 7 at 8pE/5pP on AXS TV
AXS TV issued the following
Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2019) – Jeanie Buss, owner of the groundbreaking all-female wrestling promotion WOW – Women Of Wrestling, announced today that Teal Piper, daughter of beloved pro wrestling trailblazer Rowdy Roddy Piper, is the newest Superhero to join WOW’s expanding roster. Piper will make her professional wrestling debut for WOW at its September 18 & 19 live events in Los Angeles at the Belasco Theater. Following in the footsteps of fellow wrestling legacy and current WOW Champion Tessa Blanchard, who signed with the promotion in 2018, Piper expects to make her mark by delivering bombastic promo skills that not only resembles her father’s famous persona, but will surely create a new generation of Piper fans.
As the talented daughter of the man Ric Flair once called “the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling,” Piper knows what it takes to put on an unforgettable show. As an actress, she has appeared alongside her father in films such as The Portal and Lights Out . She is also a singer-songwriter with an album set to drop very soon. In 2016, Piper and her brother Colt Toombs Piper completed their father’s unfinished autobiography, Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story , which he had begun writing shortly before his death.
To prepare for her first foray into WOW ’s competitive ranks, Piper is honing her skills inside the squared circle at the WOW training center in Long Beach, CA, under the guidance of head trainer Selina Majors .
“Wrestling has always been a part of me, and while no one can ever replace my dad, I hope to make sure no one ever forgets him,” said Piper.
“WOW is proud to welcome Teal on board as the newest member of our family of Superheroes,” Buss said. “Her father, Roddy, left an indelible mark not only on wrestling, but on countless fans across the world. His spirit is alive and well within her, and the drive she has shown during her training sessions has been truly incredible to watch. WOW is honored to join Teal on her journey, as she pays tribute to Roddy’s legacy while blazing a new trail that is entirely her own.”
WOW – Women Of Wrestling returns for its second season on a new night and time, premiering Saturday, September 7 at 8pE only on AXS TV . The expanded upcoming 24-episode season finds the trailblazing promotion back with a vengeance as a slate of new Superheroes and returning superstars vie to pry WOW’s coveted crown from reigning champion Tessa Blanchard and an intense tournament is announced to crown new WOW Tag-Team Champions. WOW innovator David McLane and Steven Dickey will be on hand to provide analysis and commentary. Fans can relive all the hard-hitting action and blockbuster drama of season one in a special encore event featuring each complete episode from WOW’s inaugural campaign—airing every Saturday at 8pE, leading up to the highly anticipated season two premiere.
The WOW live event tapings are set for September 18 and September 19, in downtown Los Angeles at the famed Belasco Theater. AXS TV will record all of the WOW action for the channel’s hit series and tickets are still available to the tapings. For more information about WOW, its Superheroes and how to secure tickets to the live tapings, visit the WOW website at www.wowe.com .
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.