What a strange target. While WWE dominates a lot of the wrestling world, there are other options available. Many fans prefer smaller promotions in the independent wrestling world and there is some great talent out there. Several promotions are able to run without WWE or AEW backing them up and they have quite the following of their own. However, WWE seems to be going after something of theirs in a bit of a surprise.
WWE has its hands in a lot of things, including various branches around the world. They also have a huge tape library and the trademarks on several former wrestling companies. That is the kind of thing that gives them a lot of power, but they are not the only wrestling game in the world. Now they are trying to secure another trademark, but this one is a pretty odd choice.
According to 411mania.com, WWE has filed a trademark application for The Collective, a name already used by Game Changer Wrestling for a collection of wrestling shows held in October 2020 and usually held over WrestleMania weekend. There is no word on why WWE would be interested in going after Game Changer Wrestling, or if that was their intention in the first place. Game Changer Wrestling owner Brett Lauderdale spoke to Fightful Select about the situation, saying “everything will be fine.”
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Opinion: I’d like to know some more about this because it seems rather out of the ordinary for WWE. The Collective, while popular among its audience, is hardly some kind of major competition to WWE and it would be strange for WWE to go after the shows. If nothing else, this wouldn’t even stop the shows from running, but rather causing a name change. It would not surprise me if WWE was not trying to go after Game Changer Wrestling and had something completely different in mind, as the other option just seems out of character for them.
What do you think of the application? What would the company use it for? Let us know in the comments below.
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