As per Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE have filed to trademark five new ring names.
In the wake of the company filing for the mysterious MSK trademark on January 4, it has come to light that the company has filed for the rights to the names Dabba-Kato, Sha Samuels, Leon Ruff, Mansoor and Omos.
The filing descriptions, submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office read:
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment
While Dabba-Kato, Leon Ruff, Mansoor and Omos will be familiar designations to the WWE main roster and NXT audience, Sha Samuels will likely be somewhat of a questionable inclusion before he makes his much anticipated NXT UK debut in 2021.
A stalwart of the British independent circuit, Samuels is a loud, proud, Londoner who has made waves in promotions such as Progress, Rev Pro and Insane Championship Wrestling. For the latter, he is a two time ICW World Tag Team Champion and was a proud member of The Kinky Party with Jack Jester.
At the turn of 2021, it was announced that Samuels’ profile had been added to the NXT UK performance roster page, indicting that the star had signed with the company as previously reported. At time of writing, he is yet to make his NXT UK debut.