AEW Files To Trademark Name Of Former Faction

4 months ago by Laura Cude

AEW Files To Trademark Name Of Former Faction AEW

Per the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), AEW has filed for another trademark, this time for the name ‘Varsity Club’.

The promotion previously filed a trademark for the name ‘Varsity Athletes’ on October 7.

Varsity Athletes was announced as the name of Tony Nese and Josh Woods’s team on the October 7 edition of AEW Rampage.

During the show, Ness and Woods defeated the Varsity Blonds, made up of Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison.

After a backstage shot of Arn Anderson looking deflated at Pillman’s loss, ‘Smart’ Mark Sterling entered the ring and made the announcement that he has trademarked the name “varsity” as the Varsity Blonds are not worthy of it.

Time will tell if or how Pillman Jr. and Garrison will retaliate.

The latest trademark, Varsity Club, was filed on October 10.

The Varsity Club name is notable as it was also the name of a former faction that consisted of some prominent names.

The Varsity Club was previously a group on Jim Crockett Promotions in early 1988.

The group included Rick Steiner, Kevin Sullivan, Steve Williams and Mike (IRS) Rotunda.

The Varsity Club reunited at WCW Starrcade in December 1999, and later, Rotunda and Williams reformed at New Japan Pro Wrestling under the name Varsity Club 2000, in, of course, the year 2000.

It remains to be seen if The Varsity Club is the start of a new faction, but the name certainly comes with quite a legacy.

You can keep up to date with all AEW trademark filing at this link right here.

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