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WWE announces exclusive new weekly Hindi show, “WWE Sunday Dhamaal,” in India

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MUMBAI, India & STAMFORD, Conn. — Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and WWE today announced the launch of a new weekly show in Hindi: WWE Sunday Dhamaal, featuring the best action and family-friendly entertainment from WWE’s flagship programs, Raw and SmackDown, beginning this Sunday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time on Sony MAX.

Presented by well-known television personalities Salil Acharya and Madonna Tixeira, WWE Sunday Dhamaal will include exclusive features that give Indian fans a unique, localized WWE experience beyond Raw and SmackDown each week.

Fans will be able to engage with WWE Sunday Dhamaal through social media in a segment called “Debate of the Week.” Viewers can share their opinions on Facebook and Twitter, and the best posts will be displayed on-air. The weekly show will also include trivia contests with chances to win WWE merchandise. WWE fans from the world of sports and Bollywood will also appear as special guests

WWE Sunday Dhamaal replaces Raw Sunday Dhamaal. In addition to airing in Hindi on Sony MAX, the program will air in English on Ten 1 and Ten 1 HD, Sundays at 10 a.m. local time.

“WWE fuels the most dedicated audience around the world and has a huge fan following,” said Neeraj Vyas, Senior EVP & Head, MAX cluster of channels and Channel SAB, SPN. “With Sony MAX’s mass appeal and wide reach, and with action-entertainment gaining immense popularity among the audience, we made the decision to telecast WWE Sunday Dhamaal on the channel. WWE has had a longstanding connection with India, and we are sure the show will enjoy a good following.”

“We are excited to partner with Sony Pictures Networks India to bring our passionate fans new and localized content featuring all their favorite WWE Superstars,” said Sheetesh Srivastava, Vice President & General Manager, WWE India. “WWE Sunday Dhamaal gives our massive fan base in India a customized version of WWE’s blend of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment from Raw and SmackDown every week.”

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Cody Rhodes ‘Bash At The Beach’ Trademark In Limbo Due To WWE Trademark, Cody’s Legal Team Responds

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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.

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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.

 

All Elite Wrestling plans to use the “Bash At The Beach” name for two Dynamite events on 1/15/20 and 1/22/20.

 

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NXT Beats AEW In Viewership For The First Time In The Wednesday Night Wars

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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.

 

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ACH fka Jordan Myles Released From WWE

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ACH has been granted his release from WWE.

The former Jordan Myles posted a photo on Twitter showing him sign forms on WWE letterhead.

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.

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.

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