Some of you may have noticed that Jey Uso’s “Yeet” t-shirt was blurred from all of the footage on last night’s episode of WWE RAW from Albany, New York. Additionally, Uso never used the word on last night’s show.
The reason for this is likely because independent wrestler Kasey Scott Huffman filed to trademark “Yeet” and “Yeet Movement” back in 2021. Clearly, WWE was unaware of this.
Huffman applied for the trademarks as entertainment services pertaining to pro wrestling. For what it’s worth, the application has been suspended since October of last year after Huffman was notified in April of that year of some issues with the application related to (per the suspension notice):
“REFUSAL – MATERIAL MISMATCH WITH SPECIMEN
REFUSAL – NONMATERIAL MISMATCH WITH SPECIMEN
REFUSAL – SPECIMEN DOES NOT SHOW USE IN COMMERCE
POTENTIAL REFUSAL – PRIOR-FILED APPLICATION”
Jey Uso started using the “Yeet” catchphrase at the post-WWE Fastlane 2023 media scrum in early October. As of this writing, WWE has not filed to trademark the term.
It remains to be seen whether WWE makes a deal with Huffman as they’ve done to acquire trademarks in the past. It doesn’t appear that any agreement has been reached between the two sides so far. Obviously, there is a ton of money to be made if WWE can acquire the trademark.
Finally, all of Jey Uso’s “Yeet” t-shirts have been pulled from WWEShop.com for the time being.