WWE Trademarking Wrestlers Move Names?


                        Has the WWE ever tried to trademark wrestlers move names?  For example, I've heard announcers from other wrestling companies refer to a "Tombstone- Piledriver" or a "Pedigree"  Kind of weird that they haven't seeing as they do with names and characters.  Any idea? 

They absolutely trademark the shit out of move names.  And if they catch other companies doing that, you can bet they'll get a letter about it.  

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #2

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #2

Second furious episode, with squash matches galore and Col. DeBeers suffering the indignity of having a black man try to referee his match.

Inside The Magazine Volume #19: The Wrestler February ’95

Honky Tonk Man sits down for a Q&A. Paul E. Dangerously won’t let Sabu commit suicide in the ring. Arnold Skaaland may have found a man to get revenge on Bob Backlund for a recent attack. Vader should fear Hulk Hogan. The Patriot might not be able to team with Marcus Alexander Bagwell. The Undertaker visited USWA to take on Sid Vicious. All that plus many more features in this edition of Inside The Magazine!

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Bobby Heenan


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Just a brief look at some Heenan moments that never fail to bring a smile to my face

​Yeah, my original plan had been to do a column tomorrow for Sporting News dedicated to my favorite Heenan moments, but I had some stuff come up tonight so we'll see if I can pump it out later in the week now.  ​

Smackdown – September 19, 2017

Smackdown
Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton

I’m getting used to this idea of having title matches booked in advance of the TV shows. This time around we have the US Title on the line as AJ Styles defends against Baron Corbin, who said he was answering this week’s Open Challenge in advance. And there’s that whole Kevin Owens attempting to murder Vince McMahon deal. Let’s get to it.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW-NJPW Supershow ’91

Live from Tokyo, Japan

Airdate: March 21, 1991

Attendance:  55,000

Since I watched this on NJPW World and know approximately three words in Japanese, this ought to be interesting. Also, this was dubbed “Starrcade ’91 in Tokyo Dome” so if the real Starrcade ’91 sucks, WCW didn’t recruit enough Japanese wrestlers.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – May 20, 1995

Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are doing commentary and they are kicking off a new set of tapings in Danbury, Connecticut.  These tapings were held on May 16 and attracted 1,800 fans according to historyofwwe.com.

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Bound For Glory in Ottawa


In a five-week span, Ottawa will get an Impact PPV and five straight nights of TV tapings, followed by the Grey Cup, and then topped off with the Canadian Olympic Curling trials.


My question is: Should ESPN Ocho just move their studios here?

​Hey, Amazon is also looking for a second HQ.  They could go for the clean sweep.
Not surprising, I guess, that Anthem would move tapings north of the border.  Certainly easier to maintain things that way, plus I think there's probably tax breaks they can take advantage of.  ​