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New WWE Signee Getting A Name Change

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On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 26: Rock Bottom’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. D-Lo Brown vs. Jeff Jarrett

2. The Headbangers vs. The Brood (Edge & Gangrel)

3. Goldust vs. Owen Hart

4. The Acolytes vs. The Godfather & Val Venis

5. Steve Blackman vs. Tiger Ali Singh

6. Mark Henry vs. Droz

7. Anything Goes Tag Team Match: Ken Shamrock & Big Bossman vs. Triple H & X-Pac

8. Stone Cold Steve Austin & Mankind vs. The Rock & The Undertaker

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• New WWE Signee Getting A Name Change

The latest class of WWE Performance Center recruits includes Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz, Alex Zayne, Sojiru “Ikemen” Higuchi, Anriel Howard and Russ Taylor.

WWE has decided to change the name of Russ Tylor to  “Tyler Rust”. The trademark for this name was filed on December 5th, and it will be the name Russ will be using in WWE going forward.

The description for the trademark says:

“G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.”

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