The Club, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows have recently filed a number of trademarks for use outside the WWE.
The following trademarks were filed by Luke Gallows under his company Wrestlemerica, LLC on 1/19/19.
- Doc Gallows
- Big LG
- Good Brothers
- Good Brother
- Biz Cliz
The following trademarks were files by Karl Anderson under his company MG Karl Anderson, LLC on 1/18/19
- Karl Anderson
- Machine Gun
- Hot Asian Wife
The WWE had previously filed a trademark for the name Karl Anderson, which was abandoned.
The WWE attempted to renew the trademark, but it was contested by the trademark office.
The trademark office sent WWE legal a letter on 1/24 indicating the name Karl Anderson was identifying a personal name. This was sent regardless of Karl Anderson’s real name being Chad Karl Allegra.
The refusal is based on how KARL ANDERSON appears on the specimens of record. It is well established that an individual’s name is registrable as a service mark if that name is used in a manner that would be perceived by consumers as identifying the services in addition to identifying the person.
The refusal to register because the applied-for mark, as used on the specimen of record, is a personal name that identifies only the name of a specific individual is continued and made FINAL; it does not function as a service mark to identify and distinguish applicant’s services from those of others and to indicate the source of applicant’s services.
The WWE is currently opposing refusal, and has revived the application.
Prior to the WWE trademarking personal names, they have talent sign IP Consent forms, which allows the company to use the name for goods and services.
The WWE had Karl Anderson sign an IP consent form on 2/28/16, shortly after he was signed to the company.
The WWE had not sent the trademark office a new IP consent form, and since their original filing was abandoned, Karl Anderson was able to trademark the name himself.
This may cause issues when the trademark office notices both names attempting to be filed at the same time as it will flag the system.
Both Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows contracts with WWE end this summer, and the new filings are for use for their own merchandise, which they are selling on Pro Wrestling Tees.
There is no word whether these new trademarks will cause any friction between The Club and the WWE.
Changes Made To NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card
Tonight during NXT on USA, changes were made to the NXT Takeover: WarGames card.
It was announced that Matt Riddle will no longer compete in the Men’s WarGames match, and will instead face Finn Balor in a singles match. Dominik Dijakovic has replaced Matt Riddle in the WarGames match.
Johnny Gargano was originally scheduled to face Finn Balor, but due to an injury announced during last night’s WWE Backstage event, he will no longer compete. Gargano is reportedly suffering a neck injury.
NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray made an appearance, assisting Io Shirai in winning a Ladder Match against Mia Yim in the main event of the show. Kay Lee Ray is expected to be the final member of Team Baszler at NXT Takeover.
NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card
- War Games Match: Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Mia Yim vs. Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray
- War Games Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and TBA
- Finn Bálor vs. Matt Riddle
NXT Takeover: WarGames will emanate from the Allstate Arena on 11/23 in Chicago, IL.
First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match Advertised For WWE TLC
Local advertising for WWE’s next PPV following Survivor Series has begun.
WWE will host TLC at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on on 12/15.
According to advertising sent to the Target Center, the following matches are currently penciled in for the event.
- TLC Match: King Corbin vs. Roman Reigns
- First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team TLC Match: Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch vs. The Kabuki Warriors (Women’s Tag Team Championship Match)
- Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
WWE returns to the Twin Cities with its first Pay Per View in over two years! See your favorite superstars put their bodies and careers in jeopardy including:
ROMAN REIGNS vs. KING CORBIN (in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)
BECKY LYNCH & CHARLOTTE vs. KABUKI WARRIORS (for the FIRST TIME EVER for the Women’s Tag Team Championship a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)
RUSEV vs. BOBBY LASHLEY w/ LANA
…. and more! *Card is subject to change*
Local advertising usually has placeholder matches, which are subject to change. WWE advertising a Women’s TLC Match would indicate that they are in talks to host that match at the event.
ACH Announces He Quit WWE, No Longer Wants To Be Known As Jordan Myles (Video)
Following several weeks of is controversy involving a t-shirt design, Albert Hardie Jr. aka Jordan Myles took so social media to announce he has quit WWE.
In a video posted on social media, ACH states he is no longer employed with WWE, and he refuses to work for racists.
“As of today, I’d like to officially announce that I quit f—ing WWE. I am no longer employed, I refuse to work for racists… I f—ing quit. F— them. I hate that f—ing company and everything they f—ing stand for. All they ever did was hold our f—ing people back. I do this s— for the culture. I don’t need anyone’s f—ing permission to do what I want to do. Screw Jordan Myles, don’t ever call me by that slave name. Call me ACH and don’t forget the Super, b—! I quit!”
Check out the video below, word of caution, the language is NSFW.
ACH aka Jordan Myles has quit WWE. pic.twitter.com/Hef4zI9rHb
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) November 13, 2019
ACH has been vocal on social media following a scrapped t-shirt design WWE released in September.
No word from WWE whether he has been released from the company.
Thanks to comicbook.com for the transcription.