WWE has recently filed to trademark several NXT UK names, as well as one of the most well-known wrestling phrases ever uttered.

On October 1, WWE filed to trademark “Austin 3:16.” WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin first used the phrase in a promo after winning the 1996 King of the Ring. Austin defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts in the finals and said this in the promo:

“You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere. Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16… Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!”

The phrase was filed under the following definition:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live 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; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment. FIRST USE: 19970117. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970117

WWE also filed to trademark six names used by NXT UK talents:

— A-Kid
— Kay Lee Ray
— Amale
— Amir Jordan
— Aoife Valkyrie

The names were trademarked under the following definition:

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live 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