WWE Files For New Roman Reigns-Related Trademark
WWE has filed for a new trademark related to Universal Champion Roman Reigns, according to a report from WrestlingNews.co.
The report states the company filed for the term, “Head of the Table,” which has served as Reigns‘ moniker since asserting his dominance as a heel on SmackDown and getting his contemporaries to fall in line.
The application states the following:
“G & S: Clothing, namely, tops, shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies; outerwear, namely, coats; bottoms, pants, shorts, underwear, dresses, pajamas, lingerie, clothing ties, scarves, gloves, swimwear; Halloween and masquerade costumes; footwear, namely, shoes, sneakers, slippers, flip flops, boots; headwear, namely, hats, caps; wrist bands as clothing; bandanas.”
Reigns has obviously been a major draw for the promotion since returning from his self-imposed hiatus. WWE should expect to make lots of money from Head of the Table-themed gear.
USA Unhappy With Reigns’ Match Getting Moved
The 36-year-old was initially scheduled to defend his Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio Jr. at Hell in a Cell on Sunday but the match was moved to last night’s episode of SmackDown, with WWE making a decision to switch things up on Thursday.
The move is understood to have upset network partners USA, who were reportedly unhappy with FOX getting a major match while they did not get similar treatment with Raw on Monday night.
“I can tell you for a fact that USA Network is very unhappy that the Hell in a Cell match is happening on SmackDown,” Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men podcast was quoted as saying on the back of the announcement. “I’m not gonna say they are fuming but they are very unhappy about it.”
USA happens to be part of NBCUniversal, which also owns Peacock. Folks in the Peacock camp are also likely to be displeased over the decision as FOX got what should have been a HIAC match for free.