Welcome one and all, to your weekly irrelevant round up of the weeks hottest stories in pro wrestling. As always, I, “Smart” Mark Blake, have scoured the internet to find the biggest,
Cody Talks More About The AEW/AAA Partnership
At last night’s AAA King Of Kings event in Puebla, Mexico, AEW Executive VP
In the tweet below, Cody
A few weeks ago, Cody spoke to Wrestling Inc. He brought up the possibility of holding future AEW events in stadiums:
“It just was really flattering and eye-opening and I think if maybe it’s something that we’re looking at in the future, we want to run within our means, but maybe our means are a little bit more than I anticipated…To be frank, I have a couple of site visits in the next few weeks that are stadiums. So, it doesn’t mean anything. There’s no promises, no contracts, no nothing like that. Just me and my business partners checking out a few spots.”
Trademarks, Trademarks! Get Your Trademarks!
Busy week at the United States Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) this week as a lot of wrestling related trademarks flew into their office. Lets run them down:
WWE – They filed a new trademark application for “Tough Enough” “WWE Chronicle” and “Skull King”.
In regards to Tough Enough, it looks like a new season is on the cards. Whether that is the traditional series of old or a new spin to capitalize on the “Women’s Revolution” is yet to be seen.
WWE Chronicle was filed for entertainment-related purposes, so we can expect more episodes in the future. The series gained good numbers on the Network and in general, was well
Skull King looks like it’s to be used by Triple H as it was filed under merchandise related purposes. Maybe we’ll see that in the next few days with WrestleMania on the horizon?
AEW – A few months back the company looked to trademark Change The Universe and a few others. They were initially rejected due to unpaid fees and ambiguity wording issues. Earlier this week the USPTO gave AEW “live” status to the trademarks in question. Basically meaning that they are now all being processed and subject to legal approval.
Jim Ross – He has applied to use the term “The Voice Of Wrestling”. He filed it under live and personal appearances, podcasts including video podcasts. He has mentioned that he will begin a new venture with Conrad Thompson after his WWE contract runs out in just a few days. Could that mean Good Ol’ JR has an in
Ring Of Honor Network To Buy YES Network?
This is very interesting news….
The Sinclair Broadcast Group (parent company of ROH) have reportedly formed an official partnership with Amazon and the New York Yankees to purchase the YES Network, from majority owner 21 Century Fox for a price in the region of $3.5 billion.
It is thought that ROH will be featured by Sinclair on the YES Network AND add both the New York and surrounding areas to its current national presence.
Big news for ROH who will be wanting to make ground on AEW. Since the formation of All Elite Wrestling it has felt that Ring Of Honor has been pushed into the back seat. This is a great opportunity to get more eyes and ears on their product.
Dash Wilder Talks About Reports Of Revival’s Release
In January I wrote that The Revival were looking to be released from their WWE contract (click here to see original story) due to poor booking decisions over the tag division among other reasons. This past week Dash Wilder spoke to The Mirror to shed more light on those reports:
“I won’t touch on it too much, but what I will say is that it was lost in translation. There were some things that got out there that I don’t think people knew the full story about. I don’t think it aggravated us, it kind of gave us… again, we like to be angry. We like to be mad at things and have something to fight for.
He also spoke about what himself and Scott Dawson’s main goal while in WWE:
“We’ve felt for a very long time that the Raw tag team division has some amazing talent and some great characters, and they need the right platform and the right platform to show that. I think, with us as champions, we’re going to do everything possible to do that.
For instance – and this might not sound like that much of a deal – last night was our first time on the main card of a pay-per-view since our call up to the main roster in 2017; we’d only done Kickoff shows. It was the first time that the Raw tag team titles have been defended on the main card of a pay-per-view for almost a year. We wanted that – to say we were on the main card. That was a step for us. So we’re finding life at the top as more work than ever, if that answers your question in the longest way possible!”
That’s it for today’s Week In Review, some great little nuggets of news if I do say so myself. A
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