This one is going to be interesting. Last fall, Becky Lynch started dubbing herself The Man, setting off an attitude change that led her all the way to the main event of WrestleMania 35. That’s quite the career path for anyone, with Lynch making more of it than almost anyone ever has. It has become quite a catchphrase, but someone else seems to think that they should get in on the name.

According to PWInsider.com, Ric Flair has recently applied to trademark The Man for wrestling and merchandising purposes. Should the trademark be granted, Flair could be entitled to royalties from Lynch merchandise with The Man listed. There is no word on when a decision could come down on the trademark application or what WWE could do to cause it to be denied.

Lynch has taken that name a long way. Check out what it means to Lynch to be the Man:

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Opinion: I’m surprised that WWE didn’t have this trademarked already, though Flair certainly does have a history with the nickname. If it does go through and Flair gets paid, it is certainly a smart move, albeit one that WWE probably won’t like. They should have been a bit more careful with this though as someone paying attention caught it. Now imagine if it was someone who wasn’t on their side most of the time.

How will this play out? Who is the man in wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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