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WWE Not Allowing Hall Of Famer To Use Full Name In AEW

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 11, 1990) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

Tito Santana vs. Black Bart (JIP)

WWF Special Report

Rick Rude vs. Red Tyler

A Commercial For Arrogance

Jake Roberts vs. Todd Burton

Nikolai Volkoff vs. Frank DeFalco

WWF Event Center

Mr. Perfect vs. Jim Powers

Koko B. Ware vs. The Conquistador (JIP)

Tugboat vs. Paul Diamond

Rhythm & Blues vs. Warren Bianchi & Jim Brunzell

WWF Event Center

Brutus Beefcake vs. Spike Jones

Warlord vs. Scott Colton

Demolition vs. Wilt Jones/Kent Carlson

Haku vs. Ronnie Garvin

• WWE Not Allowing Hall Of Famer To Use Full Name In AEW

WWE doesn’t approve of wrestlers using their in-ring names they used in WWE when they sign with other companies.

The company has done the same with WWE Hall Of Famer Billy Gunn.

The Wrestling Observer noted that WWE has an issue with Billy Gunn using his full name in AEW, which is why he just goes with “Billy” only.

Billy Gunn AEW Dynamite May 2020

Billy Gunn filed trademarks for his name, his son Austin Gunn’s name and his AEW Tag Team “The Gunn Club” name. WWE doesn’t have an issue with his son using the name, and neither do they have an issue with the Tag Team name, but they don’t let Billy use it because he was a part of WWE for a long time.

AEW now just uses the trick of announcing Billy and Austin as “Billy and Austin Gunn”.

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