A new report has offered an update on WWE and Becky Lynch’s use of “The Man” trademark amid speculation around the ownership of the phrase.
In a now deleted tweet on January 3rd, Ric Flair once again took aim at Becky Lynch and WWE over their use of the phase “The Man.” Flair wrote:
“The Mood Is Night & Day! One’s Real & One’s Make Believe! She’s Big Time, But There’s No Drip, And There Never Will Be! And I Thought She Was THE MAN, But I Guess Not Because They Don’t Own It! Ha! When Are You Going To Give Up @BeckyLynchWWE? You’re So Far Behind! WOOOOO!”
The post was in response to a tweet from Lynch who shared a photo of herself alongside Hip Hop group Migos after they had made their own appearance at the event.
In the post, Lynch wrote that the trio’s next song should be called “Big Time Drip.” A clear reference to the 2017 track “Ric Flair Drip” from Migos member Offset. Flair even appeared in the video in typical ‘limousine ridin’, jet-flyin” style.
Despite the claims from Flair, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, has reported that WWE and Lynch are very much able to use “The Man” moniker, they are just choosing not to at the present time. Sapp also pointed at the fact that WWE are still selling merch using the phrase.
For those asking, WWE and Becky Lynch are still very much able to use "The Man," moniker, they just opted to move away from the moniker. They're still selling "The Man" merch, and can continue using it whenever they choose.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 8, 2022
Ric Flair has repeatedly claimed to be one of the few wrestlers to own their intellectual property and in this case the phrase “The Man.” Speaking on an episode of his podcast in November, Flair said that he would “go back and get” the trademark when he was “legally cleared.”
Lynch and Flair began trading barbs towards the end of 2021 as the rivalry between the Raw Women’s Champion and Charlotte Fair intensified. After a particularly fiery promo from Lynch on Raw ahead of Survivor Series, Ric Flair responded on Twitter in a message Lynch later described as “sad.”