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WWE File Trademarks For Names Of Two Former ECW Shows

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Over the past month, there has been a duel over old wrestling trademarks within the Wednesday Night Wars. Cody Rhodes recently trademarked the names of former WCW pay-per-views Bash At The Beach, SuperBrawl, and Slamboree. All Elite Wrestling then announced AEW: Bash At The Beach will be held over two weeks from 15th January 2020.

WWE has seemingly responded, applying two trademarks to former ECW shows, Barely Legal and CyberSlam.

ECW: Barely Legal was the inaugural pay-per-view held by the Philadelphia-based promotion. The show was headlined by Terry Funk vs. Raven, in which Funk captured the ECW Championship.

CyberSlam was a yearly event running from 1996 until 2000. Matches held during the show's history include Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sabu and Rob Van Dam, Rhino vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri, and Tommy Dreamer vs. Taz. The event was unique for the period, as it always included a Q&A session after the event.

WWE's trademark application states the names will be used for:

'[...] a show about professional wrestling; entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live and through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing wrestling news and information through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information.'

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