WWE: Rhea Ripley Update, Brawl For All 2 Was Once Planned, New Trademarks, Fiscal Meeting Update

Rhea Ripley Debunks Rumors of Her Work Visa Expiring & Return to Australia

Rhea Ripley recently debunked rumors that her work visa in the United States had expired and she had returned to Australia as a result.

The rumor originated from a report earlier this week by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson who stated that Ripley’s work visa expired sometime last week and she returned to Australia this past Monday.

The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that his sources within WWE also stated that there was no truth to the report and Ripley is currently in Orlando, Florida with the rest of WWE’s available talent on hand.

Vince McMahon Once Considered Plans for Brawl For All 2 Tournament Using NXT Talent

Following the airing of Dark Side of the Ring’s “Brawl for All” episode on VICE this past Tuesday, former WWE writer John Piermarini revealed that during his time in the company, Vince McMahon once considered the idea of reviving the Brawl for All tournament featuring NXT rookies in either 2009 or 2010. Piermarini stated that the reason it never happened was due to others eventually managing to talk McMahon out of the idea.

WWE Files Several New Trademarks

WWE recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

A trademark for “The Fiend” was filed on April 1st for wrestling-related purposes.

Trademarks for “Feel the Glow” and “Rated R Superstar” were filed on April 5th also for wrestling-related purposes.

WWE Announces April’s Investors Meeting to be Adjourned

WWE recently announced that their upcoming annual investors meeting on April 16th will not be taking place as usual due to coronavirus-related issues. The company announced that they will convene on April 16th and then immediately adjourn to a new time and place to be officially announced at the meeting itself and by press release.

Official press release:

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it intends to convene and then immediately adjourn, its Annual Meeting of Stockholders due to the rapidly evolving public health concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental actions related thereto, including the State of Connecticut’s Executive Order No. 7H dated March 20, 2020. The Annual Meeting is scheduled to occur at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday April 16, 2020. The Annual Meeting will be convened and then immediately adjourned to a time and place that will be announced at the meeting and by press release. The record date will remain February 20, 2020. Stockholders should comply with applicable restrictions and not attend the Annual Meeting on April 16.