According to Fightful, WWE filed to trademark fifteen new designations on December 30, including a whopping eight Chinese characters.
The names that WWE are now attempting to secure – inclusive and exclusive of the Chinese designations – include Ji Lu, Nu Wu, Qi Yue, Quan Tou, Qiao Liang, The Bridge, The witch, The Covenanter and Diamond Mine.
These aren’t the only filings WWE have made for Chinese names. On December 30, 2020, Inside the Ropes reported that the company had also filed for the rights to Tian Shan, Shi Hun and Shi Zui.
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
While it’s unknown who or what these names will be assigned to in the coming weeks and months, at least several of them are expected to be to do with the ongoing saga that involves Xia Li and Boa.
Xia Li made her return to NXT on January 6, at New Year’s Evil sporting a new character that was impervious to pain.
The filing for the term, ‘Diamond Mine’, is one of the more interesting from the current crop. While there is every chance that it will be assigned to a faction, it is in fact a name that was used by Diamond Dallas Page for his early WCW stable.