Can they do that? WWE is a rather large and rather powerful wrestling company but there are some things about it that can make you scratch your head. Every now and then, something happens that does not paint them in the best light and it usually involved one of the wrestlers. That is the case again this time, but in this case, the wrestler isn’t part of the company anymore.
According to PWInsider.com, WWE is trying to maintain the trademark on the ring name Chelsea Green, despite Green being released from the company earlier this day. WWE was initially denied the trademark in February, as Green did not sign the agreement needed due to Chelsea Green being her real name. WWE attempted to file the trademark again on August 5, but was based on a letter provided while Green was still with the company. Green is currently in the process of trademarking her own name.
Green signed with WWE in 2018, making her debut in NXT at the March 13, 2019 television tapings. However, she broke her wrist in her first match with the company and was out of action for over three months. She could ultimately debut on SmackDown on November 13, 2020 but injured her wrist again, requiring more surgery. Green was released from WWE on April 15, 2021. She has since appeared for Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling.
This could be messy. Check out Green’s time in WWE under her own name:
Opinion: I think it’s fair to call this a stretch for WWE and something that is not likely to go well for them. Green barely wrestled for WWE and then they cut her along with a bunch of other wrestlers. They don’t want her around on the show but they want to own her name? Maybe this is something where the legal department got confused, but otherwise, this makes WWE look pretty ridiculous.
How does this make the company look? What do you want to see Green do next? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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