WWE Issues Cease & Desist To Young Bucks
Nope, this isn’t an episode of Being The Elite. It looks like WWE has actually sent out a cease and desist letter to Matt and Nick Jackson over the “Too Sweet” hand gesture. Apparently, WWE sent the team a letter, stating they own the copyright and trademark to the hand gesture (which The Bucks and Bullet Club use and have put on clothing and other what-nots), and they want their usage of it to stop ASAP.
WWE is demanding that The Bucks stop using their intellectual property on any merchandise and in the ring or in any promotion immediately. If they fail to comply, WWE could sue them for $150 in damages or even more. WWE also wants an agreement in writing that they will not use WWE IP in the future.
But, there’s a glitch in WWE’s master plan. They applied for the trademark for the hand gesture back in March of 2015, but then abandoned it. As of right now, as you can see in the photo below, the application/WWE claim on the gesture is “DEAD”, and it’s open season on the “Too Sweet” hand gesture and anyone can apply to trademark it.
This may just be a scare tactic on WWE’s part, and hopefully The Young Bucks, who are savvy businessmen, know the score and don’t kowtow to the big bad wolf.
New Starrcade Match Announced
Yet another match has been added to the upcoming Starrcade event WWE will be holding in Greensboro in November. After some back and forth on Twitter yesterday, it looks like the legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll Express will take on the team of Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
— School of Morton (@RealRickyMorton) September 28, 2017
It’s being reported now that the match is officially on. Let’s hope that the next announcement is that the event will be aired on WWE Network.