Vince McMahon Calls MLK His Hero, New WWE Trademarks Filed


Vince McMahon posted a video to his Twitter account today, remembering his hero Martin Luther King Jr. The post received some backlash from fans, as they reeled off the many examples of shoddy booking for African-American talents over the years.

WWE filed for trademarks on the following names: Trish Stratus, Epico, Ever-Rise, Chase Parker, Matt Martel. The trademarks were filed on Jan. 14 with the following description.

“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”

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