As per Fightful. WWE filed to trademark the moniker ‘Legend Killer’ on November 18.
Making the filing for entertainment purposes according to the filing description which can be seen below, the nickname was first given to Randy Orton in the mid-noughties when he began to take aim at various wrestling luminaries.
‘The Legend Killer’ carried Randy Orton to several world, tag team and Intercontinental Championship reigns before he left behind the stars of yesteryear and became the much more cunning ‘Viper.’
The filing description 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
The filing comes after WWE sought the rights to the designations of other stars. Recently, the company filed to trademark ‘The Big Dog’, ‘The Queen’ and ‘The Goddess’, names previously given to Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss respectively.