WWE Continues to Trademark Former WCW/ECW Names; Note on Paige Missing Smackdown


— Even though the official company stance was that Paige missed last week’s Smackdown due to flight troubles, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the truth of the matter was that she herself decided against flying in for taping. While Paige also claimed “transportation problems”, WWE knew beforehand that she wasn’t going to come.

— WWE continues to try and trademark the names of former WCW and ECW PPVs and according to the Observer, it’s not so much that the company has plans to use those names as it is that they don’t want AEW or another promotion to end up with the rights to them.