Various: Joey Janela Trademark, Flip Gordon on Career Future, NJPW World Tag League Night 16 Results

Joey Janela Files New Trademark

Joey Janela filed a new trademark to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “The Bad Boy” on December 1st for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

Janela teased on Twitter that the filing was due to him wanting to be one step ahead of Rusev and WWE in regards to ownership of the term. Lana and WWE have been recently referring to Rusev as a “Bad Boy” at Starrcade and on RAW while Janela stated that he has been using the “Bad Boy” nickname on the indies since 2014.

Flip Gordon Comments on the Future of His Wrestling Career

Chris Van Vliet held a recent interview with Flip Gordon and one of the topics discussed was the future of his wrestling career and if it includes joining All Elite Wrestling.

“Who says I’m going to go join them? Why do people say that? Why do they assume and say where I’m going next? There are lots of options and I saw one question and it asked, ‘Where do I see myself five years from now?’ That’s a mind-blowing question because I haven’t even been wrestling for five years. Look how much the business has changed since I started and will in the next five years.

I’m happy with what the ghost of my friends are doing, but I want to see how the landscape of professional wrestling changes because I am the mercenary and I’m going to see all my offers before I make any decision, whether it’s staying or going anywhere. That’s mind-blowing to think. Five years is a long time. I would love to move to somewhere warmer. I’d love to buy a farm someday. That’s doable in five years, maybe three. You hear that? Give me some money so I can buy a farm, probably in North Carolina or Tennessee.”

Full interview:

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NJPW World Tag League 2019 Tournament Night 16 Results, Updated Standings

NJPW World Tag League 2019 tournament Night 16 quick match results:

  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks defeated Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens via disqualification (9:30)
  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Great Bash Heel defeated Shingo Takagi & Terrible via pinfall (9:57)
  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Guerrillas of Destiny defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata via submission (8:49)
  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – EVIL & SANADA defeated Tencozy via pinfall (11:33)
  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – FinJuice defeated KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi via pinfall (9:08)
  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi defeated Toru Yano & Colt Cabana via countout (10:00)
  • NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer via pinfall (17:45)

Night 17 of World Tag League 2019 takes place this Sunday at the Hiroshima Green Arena in Hiroshima, Japan.

Updated World Tag League 2019 tournament standings:

  1. EVIL & SANADA – 26 points (13-1)
  2. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) – 24 points (12-2)
  3. FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) – 24 points (12-2)
  4. Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI – 20 points (10-4)
  5. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi – 18 points (9-6)
  6. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi – 16 points (8-6)
  7. Toru Yano & Colt Cabana – 16 points (8-6)
  8. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer – 16 points (8-6)
  9. Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls – 14 points (7-7)
  10. Shingo Takagi & Terrible – 12 points (6-8)
  11. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens – 12 points (6-8)
  12. Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) – 8 points (4-10)
  13. Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) – 8 points (4-11)
  14. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks – 6 points (3-11)
  15. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare – 4 points (2-12)
  16. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata – 2 points (1-13)