Various: Ric Flair on RAW Birthday Party, Roman Reigns on WWE Return, AEW Trademarks, Indies

Ric Flair Comments on His WWE RAW Birthday Party

Ric Flair reflected on Twitter about WWE holding a birthday party for him on last night’s episode of RAW and gave a warning to Batista.

Roman Reigns Comments on His WWE Return

Roman Reigns reflected on Twitter about his return to WWE following his battle with leukemia and his appreciation towards everyone who supported him throughout his ordeal.

More Trademark Woes for AEW

As noted before, several trademarks filed by All Elite Wrestling were recently given initial refusals by the United States Patent and Trademark Office due to unpaid fees and issues with the wording in the trademark applications.

Wrestling Inc reported that AEW’s trademark for “Double or Nothing” was also recently given an initial refusal due to the “likelihood of confusion” regarding the name and 75 existing trademarks for the term.

Portion of USPTO’s official statement:

“The examining attorney submits that there is a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark DOUBLE OR NOTHING ENTERPRISES, LLC with a design and with “ENTERPRISES, LLC” disclaimed for “Music publishing services” in International Class 41.

Applicant’s and registrant’s marks are confusingly similar. Further, the goods and services of applicant and registrant are considered closely related. Therefore, registration of the applied-for mark is refused under Trademark Act Section 2(d).”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Impact Wrestling has recently signed both Sami Callihan and Fallah Bahh to new multi-year contracts with the company, according to Wrestling Inc.

The National Wrestling Alliance released a new episode of their Ten Pounds of Gold series on YouTube featuring Nick Aldis and Dork Funk Jr. discussing the history of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

NJPW announced a new match for the card of their co-branded G1 Supercard event with ROH on April 6th in New York City, New York:
– Winner Takes All Tag Team Championship vs Championship – Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (IWGP) vs. The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (ROH)

ROH announced a new match for the card of their March 15th ROH 17th Anniversary Show in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Women of Honor World Championship – Kelly Klein vs. Mayu Iwatani (c)