5. Hall of Famer Reveals That WWE Received Copyright Infringement Complaint Regarding “Great Balls of Fire” Name
During a recent edition of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler’s “Dinner With The King” podcast, Jerry revealed that WWE received a copyright infringement complaint regarding the name of their upcoming Raw-exclusive PPV, Great Balls of Fire 2017.
Below is what Jerry had to say:
“My personal attorney here in Memphis is Joe Barton. Good friend of mine and my attorney,” Lawler said. “I got a phone call from Joe a few weeks ago, and Joe also represents Jerry Lee Lewis. And Joe said, ‘Hey Jerry, do you happen to know who I would contact at the WWE about copyright infringement?’ I go, ‘What? What are you talking about?’ He goes, ‘Well, we understand they are doing a pay-per-view called Great Balls of Fire and Jerry Lee has that phrase trademarked. He has ever since they recorded the song.’
So, I put him in touch with the WWE people, gave him a name. Apparently he called them and got everything worked out. Not only are they using the name, they are using Jerry Lee’s song, which is awesome.”