Various: New AEW Trademark, WWE Network Hidden Gems, Indies

New Trademark Filed for Potential AEW Event

All Elite Wrestling recently filed a new trademark to United States Patent and Trademark Office, PWInsider first pointed out.

A trademark for “Fight for the Fallen” was filed on December 18th for wrestling, music, and merchandise related purposes. Also included within the filing was a logo design for the possible future AEW event.


WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition; Another AWA Themed Classic

Monday’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series will be once again American Wrestling Association themed, featuring one classic event.

This gem is the near complete December 25, 1987 event from AWA featuring an AWA World Heavyweight Championship match of Greg Gagne vs. Curt Hennig (c).

Full card of AWA Christmas 1987:

  • Nick Kiniski vs. Mitch Snow
  • Kevin Kelly vs. Alan West
  • Nord The Barbarian vs. Soldat Ustinov
  • AWA World Tag Team Championship match – The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) vs. The Original Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose) (c)
  • Adrian Adonis vs. Wahoo McDaniel
  • AWA World Heavyweight Championship match – Greg Gagne vs. Curt Hennig (c)

Official synopsis:

AWA 12/25/1987 – AWA Christmas Night 1987

It’s tag team mayhem as Paul Heyman leads his Midnight Express into action against Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty on Christmas Night.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

In a Wrestling History type fact, next month’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 event will be the first time since 1995 that Jushin Thunder Liger will not be competing in New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual January 4th Tokyo Dome event. This will also only be the second time ever that Liger has not competed in New Japan’s biggest event of the year since his debut for the company in 1989.

ROH announced that they will be holding a Road to G1: Supercard event on March 31st in Baltimore, Maryland. This will be the final event held by ROH prior to their NJPW co-promoted G1 Supercard event at Madison Square Garden on April 6, 2019.

PCW Ultra announced that the card of their January 18th Anniversary A2K19 event in Wilmington, California features a PCW Ultra Championship match of Matt Sydal vs. Shane Strickland (c).