Various: Daniel Bryan WWE Contract Update, Hidden Gems, New WWE Trademarks, Indies

Daniel Bryan Reveals Length of His Current WWE Contract

As noted before, Daniel Bryan signed a new contract with WWE last September to keep him in the company for the foreseeable future.

On this week’s episode of Total Divas, Bryan revealed that the contract is for three years in length and expires at the end of 2021.

WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition

This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Valentine’s Day themed, featuring three classic matches and one classic video package.

The first gem is from a July 17, 1980 event from Mid-Atlantic Wrestling featuring a singles match of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling 07/17/1980 – Masters of the Figure Four

Two masters of the figure four leg lock collide when ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair takes on Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine from the Norfolk Scope.

The second gem is from a February 19, 1979 Madison Square Garden event from WWWF featuring a WWWF Heavyweight Championship match of Greg “The Hamer” Valentine vs. Bob Backlund (c).

WWWF @ MSG 02/19/1979 – On Broadway

The WWE Championship is on the line at the World’s Most Famous Arena as Bob Backlund defends against Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine.

The third gem is from a September 1, 1973 event from Championship Wrestling From Florida featuring a singles match of Johnny Valentine vs. Lou Thesz.

Championship Wrestling from Florida 09/01/1973 A Valentine for Thesz

Two of wrestling’s toughest competitors square off when Johnny Valentine faces Lou Thesz featuring bonus alternate angle footage.

The fourth and final gem is from a September 15, 1976 event from Championship Wrestling From Florida featuring a video package of Greg “The Hammer” Valentine showcasing his elbow drop move.

Championship Wrestling from Florida 09/15/1976 – A Little Elbow Grease

WWE Hall of Famer Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine showcases the devastating effects of his elbow drop as he prepares for battle.

WWE Files Two New Trademarks

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

A trademark for “Then Now Forever” was filed on February 4th for entertainment-related purposes and likely in response to CBS using the slogan during the airing of Super Bowl LIII on their network on February 3rd. This phrase has been in use by WWE for the opening of their programming since 2012.

WWE also filed a trademark for “Bo Dallas” on February 7th for wrestling-related purposes.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

NJPW announced that their next event in the United Kingdom will be called NJPW Royal Quest and takes place on August 31st in London, England.

Major League Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their March 2nd Intimidation Games in Cicero, Illinois:
Death Match – LA Park vs. Mance Warner

Viceland reportedly is currently planning to air several new wrestling-related Vice Documentaries on their network during the first half of this year, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer also reported that a feature piece on last month’s AEW Jacksonville rally is currently schedule to air very soon on the Vice News Tonight Show on HBO.