Some claim a new WWE trademark was inspired by AEW.
On the December 12th episode of NXT, Drew Gulak, Charlie Dempsey, Myles Borne, and Damon Kemp confronted new North American Champion Dragon Lee. During the face-to-face, Lee agreed to put his title on the line against a member of the group, although his opponent remains a mystery.
During the segment, the group was referred to as the “No Quarter Catch Crew,” and now WWE has filed a trademark for the phrase “No Quarter Catch Club.”
Fans have been quick to point out that the name has a similar connotation to AEW’s Blackpool Combat Club, which was founded by William Regal, who is now back with WWE. The NXT faction also includes Regal’s son who competes as Charlie Dempsey.
You can find details of the trademark below.
Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered 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
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The December 19th episode of NXT is being taped on December 13th to give talents time off over the Christmas period. It’s been reported that CM Punk is at the Performance Center for the taping.
Punk was also backstage for the December 12th taping chatting with talents and offering advice. The former AEW star appeared on-screen at NXT Deadline, opening the show with Shawn Michaels.