WWE filed for the trademarks of several in-ring names on October 22, including that of NXT Superstars Toni Storm and Ridge Holland.
Trademarks were also filed for the names of NXT UK Superstars Saxon Huxley, Sam Gradwell and Sid Scala.
The following description was given:
International Class 041: 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.
Toni Storm recently made the jump from NXT UK to NXT in the United States, where she has become a prominent figure in the brand’s ever-growing women’s division.
Ridge Holland, formerly known as Luke Menzies, suffered a knee injury on the October 7 edition of NXT after he swiftly defeated Danny Burch. The former English rugby player debuted the ‘Ridge Holland’ name on NXT UK in November 2019.
Saxon Huxley and Sam Gradwell signed with WWE in December 2016 and both competed in the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament in January 2017. Whilst Huxley recently went toe-to-toe with NXT UK Champion WALTER, Gradwell has not been seen in a WWE ring since the UK brand’s first TV taping in July 2018 due to an ACL injury.
Sid Scala currently serves as the assistant to NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint and can be seen regularly in this role. Scala has not competed in an NXT UK ring since September 2019 when he lost to Kassius Ohno.
Inside The Ropes will keep you up to date with all the latest in WWE’s applications for trademarks.