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Reason Behind WWE Trademarking Old WCW/ECW PPV Names

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 4, 1992) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

It was taped at the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl II’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

Clip: Dangerous Alliance attacks Marcus Bagewll & Sting

Int: Paul E. Dangerously & Rick Rude

Rick Rude vs. Greg Sawyer

WCW Magazine: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Brian Pillman (Omni Title Change)

Larry Zbyszko vs. Larry Santo

Int: Terry Taylor & Alexandra York

Terry Taylor vs. Terry Bronson

Int: Terry Taylor & Alexandra York

Van Hammer vs. Paul Lee

Mr. Hughes vs. Dave Diamond & Jack Savage

Int: Sting

Arn Anderson vs. Dustin Rhodes

• Reason Behind WWE Trademarking Old WCW/ECW PPV Names

Cody Rhodes recently filed trademarks for the following (some of them are old WCW PPVs):

– SuperBrawl

– Slamboree

– The Match Beyond

– Bash at the Beach

– Bunkhouse Stampede

– Battlebowl

– The American Dream

– The American Nightmare

– The Prince of Wrestling

After this, WWE went on to file trademark for the following old PPV names:

– Fully Loaded

– Living Dangerously

– Heat Wave

– Anarchy Rulz

– World War 3

– Chi-Town Rumble

– Sin

– Souled Out

– New Blood Rising

– Hog Wild

– Capital Combat

– Road Wild

– Greed

– Uncensored

– Spring Stampede

– The Day Of

– Mayhem

– Beach Blast

– Massacre on 34th Street

– Hardcore Heaven

According to Fightful, WWE is going to use these old PPVs names for Live Events and in Video Games:

“Fightful was told by several that many of the names the company trademarked from old WWE and WCW PPV shows will be used for live events and video games.

This came after AEW registered several themselves, and the source we spoke to said that was likely a motivating factor from WWE’s side.”

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