WWE has locked down the trademark rights to the title WCW.
The corporate did so on March 22nd with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace. This submitting was for merchandise functions.
When Vince McMahon purchased World Championship Wrestling in 2001, he was in a position to receive varied WCW associated issues reminiscent of logos, rings, and the tape library.
Right here is the outline:
“INTERNATIONAL CLASS 028: Toys, particularly, motion figures, equipment therefor; dolls; instances for motion figures; toy wrestling rings; toy automobiles; board video games; hand-held models for enjoying digital recreation aside from these adopted to be used with an digital show display screen or monitor; tabletop motion talent video games; taking part in playing cards; puzzles; stuffed toys; plush toys; toy belts; knee and elbow pads for athletic use; toy foam arms; costume masks; costume masks; novelty face masks; Christmas tree decorations.”
Through the years, WWE has used varied WCW themed pay-per-view names such because the Nice American Bash and WarGames. They used the Halloween Havoc title final yr for NXT.