Various: New Trademarks Filed by WWE, Impact Holds Backstage Meeting, Indies

Two New Wrestling Trademarks Filed

WWE and Dash Wilder recently filed two new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to PWInsider.

A trademark for “Worlds Collide” was filed on January 3rd by the WWE for wrestling-related purposes. This could likely be the name for a new wrestling show or possibly be related to a former WCW event of a similar name held jointly with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in 1994. This former event was called When Worlds Collide and is one of the rare events from WCW currently not available on the WWE Network.

Another trademark for “#FTR” was filed on January 1st by Dash Wilder for wrestling-related purposes. This term originated in 2017 from a friendly online feud between The Young Bucks and The Revival. While the term was visible on The Revival’s gear during last night’s episode of WWE RAW, this trademark reportedly does not cover merchandise-related purposes.

Impact Wrestling Held Backstage Meeting with Talent on Monday

Impact Wrestling officials reportedly held a backstage meeting with talent prior to last night’s Impact! television tapings in Nashville, Tennessee, according to PWInsider.

The tone of the meeting was said to have been positive with Impact’s president Ed Nordholm noting the company’s struggles in 2018, the company’s optimism for 2019, and also answered several questions from talent regarding any issues they had. One of the questions asked involved recent rumors of Anthem Media Group wanting to sell off the company to a new buyer, which Nordholm denied were true.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

England-based Wrestle Gate Pro announced that Jordan Devlin has been pulled from the card of their January 26th Open Gate event in Nottingham, England due to WWE’s demands for his removal.

NJPW announced that KUSHIDA’s final match for the company will take place on January 29th at their Road to New Beginning 2019 event in Tokyo, Japan. KUSHIDA will be facing off against IWGP Heavyweight champion Hiroshi Tanahashi in a non-title singles match at the event.