As per Fightful, WWE filed for the trademark for four new ring names on January 8 including that for NXT UK Superstar, Ben Carter.
Among the new trademarks applied for are Tino Sabbatelli, Tony Gill, Joshua Bruns and the aforementioned Ben Carter. The latter made his much anticipated NXT debut on January 7, 2021, as a guest of Noam Dar on his Supernova Sessions talk show which then lead to a confrontation with NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Jordan Devlin.
The pair would clash in the main event on Carter’s WWE debut, with Devlin retaining his gold in a thriller, but not before the Brit put in a great shift and made a name for himself after doing the same in the promotions such as AEW.
The filing descriptions 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
Tino Sabbatelli re-signed with WWE in October 2020, after being released from the company earlier in the year. In the time between stints with the promotion, the former NXT star competed for AEW in a one and done on Dark.
As for the other two designations, Tony Gill will be assigned to former IMPACT Wrestling star Gursinder Singh – also said to be heading to NXT UK – while Joshua Bruns is the real name of Josh Briggs, former EVOLVE talent.