WWE: Rumored Plans for WWE Title at TLC 2020, Aleister Black Update, New Trademarks

Rumored WWE Title Plans for TLC 2020

WWE officials reportedly are rumored to be currently undecided on their plans for the WWE Championship match at next month’s TLC 2020 event, according to the Wrestling Observer.

Dave Meltzer reported that WWE’s original plan was for Drew McIntyre to defend his title against Braun Strowman as the main event of WWE’s TLC 2020 event.

While those plans appear to have been changed based on the booking of this past Monday’s episode of RAW, which featured Strowman’s “suspension” storyline and #1 contender’s qualifiers for the WWE title, Meltzer reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that his sources stated that “there was nothing definitive for TLC” in regards to the main event and WWE title match plans.

Meltzer also reported that WWE officials are also currently undecided on when to hold their planned Danial Bryan vs. Roman Reigns match for the Universal Championship. It was reported that this match might end up being pushed out of this year and instead take place at next year’s Royal Rumble event.

Aleister Black WWE Status Update

As noted before, Aleister Black has been notably absent from WWE television since the October 12th episode of WWE RAW. Black’s lack of recent television appearances reportedly is not due to any injury related reason nor his wife’s Zelina Vega’s release from the company.

Dave Meltzer reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that the reason for Black’s absence is due to WWE officials currently do not have any creative plans for him. Prior to his firing as the Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman was the biggest advocate for Black and had top star plans for him on the brand. Meltzer reported that ever since Heyman’s firing from the job, “the people in charge don’t see anything in Black” and have not come up with any meaningful plans for him.

Meltzer also reported that Black’s future in the company currently does not look good and hm not being involved in the Dual Brand Battle Royal match at this past Sunday’s Survivor Series event was another sign of WWE forgetting about him.

WWE Files Several New Trademarks, Including One Based on Current AEW Star

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

A trademark for “Dean Ambrose” was filed on October 8th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes. This was the ring name of current AEW star Jon Moxley during his time with the company. PWInsider’s Steven Fernandes reported that WWE’s prior trademark for the term was cancelled this past August due to the company failing to file a declaration in time to keep it active.

A trademark for “Cenation” was filed on October 8th for merchandise-related purposes.

A trademark for “Legend Killer” was filed on November 18th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.