WWE Files Trademark For Specialty Match, Former PPV Name

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On November 2, 2022, WWE has filed to trademark “TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs” under clothing purposes with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The description reads as follows:

“Clothing, namely, tops, shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies; outerwear, namely, coats; bottoms, pants, shorts, underwear, dresses, pajamas, lingerie, clothing ties, scarves, gloves, swimwear; Halloween and masquerade costumes; footwear, namely, shoes, sneakers, slippers, flip flops, boots; headwear, namely, hats, caps; wrist bands; bandanas; championship trophy belts.”

TLC: Tables, Chairs, and Ladders first made an appearance at SummerSlam 2000 and was made iconic by the tag teams of Edge and Christian, The Dudley Boyz, and The Hardy Boyz, eventually going on to become a standalone pay per view event in 2009.

The final event held for TLC was in 2020 after the company decided to not go on with the PPV and instead went forward with WWE Day 1 PPV which takes place on January 1 – counted as a December event because the company wanted an even 12 events per year.

The Day 1 PPV did not last long, however, since WWE will not be going through with the event in 2023, due to the company wanting to distance itself from gimmick driven pay per views.