NXT UK's new set

Triple H has offered a glimpse at the new NXT UK set for the September relaunch.

Taking to Twitter, Triple H showcased a video of the new set, which is up at the BT Sport Studios in London, England.

In August, WWE announced the return of NXT UK on September 17. NXT UK has not taped any new material since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand has been running “Best of” shows since March.


WWE having issues with EVOLVE trademark

WWE has run into an issue trying to acquire the trademark for EVOLVE.

The trademark was originally filed in November 2019 by former owner Salem Hamaoudi. The filing was refused due to improper documentation. As Hamaoudi did not respond to the notice, the filing was up for abandonment.

WWE filed to revive and take ownership of the trademark on August 4, but they were informed of possible confusion with “EF EVOLVED FIGHTS MIXED WRESTLING.”

You can view the full letter below:

“Applicant seeks to register the mark EVOLVE with a design for entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer. The registered mark is EF EVOLVED FIGHTS MIXED WRESTLING with a design and disclaimer of FIGHTS and MIXED WRESTLING for providing a website featuring entertainment information in the field of adult entertainment.

The registered mark is EF EVOLVED FIGHTS MIXED WRESTLING with a design and disclaimer of FIGHTS and MIXED WRESTLING. Applicant’s mark is EVOLVE with a design. Although marks are compared in their entireties, one feature of a mark may be more significant or dominant in creating a commercial impression. Greater weight is often given to this dominant feature when determining whether marks are confusingly similar. Because consumers use the literal portions of marks to call for the services, word elements dominate over designs. Thus, EVOLVE is the dominant portion of the applied-for mark. Similarly, because disclaimed terms are less distinctive, non-descriptive/disclaimed terms dominate the recollection of consumers. Since EF merely reinforces EVOLVED FIGHTS, EVOLVED is the dominant portion of the registered mark. The dominant portions of the marks are very similar: EVOLVE versus EVOLVED.

Applicant’s services are entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer. The registered mark is for providing a website featuring entertainment information in the field of adult entertainment. The adult entertainment featured in the registered mark is MIXED WRESTLING, as evinced by the disclaimer of the wording. Applicant’s wrestling exhibits and performances are provided not only by a professional wrestler, but by an “entertainer” who may potentially provide adult entertainment that is the subject of registrant’s services. It is important to note that registrant’s mixed wrestling is within the scope of applicant’s wrestling exhibitions.”

WWE has six months to respond to the letter. After that, the trademark will be abandoned once again.

WWE purchased EVOLVE in early-July 2020 and has begun signing their former talents and uploading past events on the WWE Network.