WWE Locking Down Historic PPV Names, Undertaker’s WrestleMania Plans, United States Title Match

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WWE has a habit of securing intellectual property and is always on a relentless spree of locking down names. The billion-dollar promotion is on a quest to file trademarks in order to ensure that they can use any name they want for making their business more appealing and profitable.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that AEW’s existence has caused WWE to trademark the names of all former ECW and WCW pay-per-views. Vince McMahon simply doesn’t want any other company to use those historic names.

“WWE is attempting to trademark the names of all former ECW and WCW PPVs, largely to make sure AEW or another company doesn’t use them.”

WWE has confirmed 7 matches so far for WrestleMania 36. It appears that there could still be one more championship match added to the card in the coming days.

The Observer reports that WWE has the possibility of booking Andrade vs. Rey Mysterio for the United States Title at WrestleMania.

Rey Mysterio beating U.S. champion Andrade in a non-title match would seem to set up a title match. We are told that match is possible but not a lock as no matches not announced right now are locks any longer.”

The Undertaker tore apart Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson to sign the contract for his dream match against AJ Styles at the Show Of Shows. The Phenom also debuted a new look that would’ve definitely garnered a huge pop had an audience been present at the show.

On Oh, You Didn’t Know Patreon, Brad Shepard revealed WWE’s potential plans for The Undertaker at WrestleMania.

“According to a source in WWE, The Undertaker was scheduled to come out on a motorcycle for his WrestleMania entrance. This may also allude to The Undertaker ditching his historical look to be the American Bad Ass or Big Evil character. It’s not clear if that will still happen with WrestleMania no longer taking place at Raymond James Stadium.”

The Deadman making his entrance on a motorcycle could essentially hint at the return of (a gimmick similar to) the legendary American Badass persona.