Blast from the enemy’s past. Back in 2001, WWE became the undisputed king of the wrestling world as they bought out WCW. This gave them access to a long list of idea, names and shows, many of which have never been touched. Some of these made fans scratch their heads as we’ve had shows with such great names as Battleground, Fatal 4-Way and Extreme Rules. Now though, WWE might be doing something with some of those old names.
According to PWInsider.com, on September 21, WWE filed a series of trademarks on some old WCW names and shows. These include Fall Brawl, Halloween Havoc, Monday Nitro and World Championship Wrestling. They have also filed a trademark on the NWO logo, which may have something to do with Hulk Hogan’s recent announcement. There is no word on what any of these trademarks may be used for in the future.
This is better than Night of Champions right?
Opinion: For the life of me I don’t understand why WWE has taken so long to do a lot of these things. They already own all of these ideas and names so why not get something out of them? There’s little reason to come up with one more idea after another when you have a long list of them just sitting around, so get what you can out of what you already have sitting there.
Which of these names interests you most? Do you think WWE will do anything with them? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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