On August 26 of this year, Ric Flair, LLC. is said to have filed a trademark for the term “The Man” – a term Becky Lynch has been using for some time now. The trademark covers:
“Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions, live appearances and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media, namely, 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; Fan club services; organizing and staging entertainment events with wrestling fan club members; Providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; Online journals, namely, blogs, in the fields of sports entertainment.”
Apparently, Ric has now decided to sue WWE for the use of his newly-acquired trademark. Have a look:
Botch Take: This is pretty slimy on Ric’s part. How they let him even file a trademark for such a commonly-used phrase is entirely beyond me. That he would file it so late in the game in a very clear attempt to make a buck from a company that has been better to him than he deserves mystifies me. This will undoubtedly end his association with WWE if this proceeds much further. That’s the last thing his wallet needs, I’m sure.