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Scrapped Name For Sheamus' WWE Faction Revealed?

Multiple choices for Sheamus' faction

While WWE settled on 'Brawling Brutes' for the faction of Sheamus, Ridge Holland, and Butch, it appears the company had originally planned to use another name. 

It was previously noted that WWE had trademarked 'Bloody Brutes' on May 12, seemingly for the SmackDown stable, but it has since emerged the company also filed a trademark for 'Brutal Brutes' on Thursday, May 19. As is typical with WWE filings, the name was trademarked to be used in professional wrestling performances. 

There is no word on why exactly WWE preferred 'Brawling Brutes' to 'Bloody Brutes' or 'Brutal Brutes.' The company also still have not filed a trademark for 'Brawling Brutes' as of the time of writing.

The name of Sheamus' group was revealed on Friday's episode of SmackDown within a match graphic that confirmed they would be facing Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston of The New Day and a mystery partner on the May 27 edition of the blue brand. The Brawling Brutes and The New Day have been feuding for the past few months. 

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