Tony Khan truly is the forbidden door.
On February 8, AEW filed trademarks on "Forbidden Door" and "Forbidden Portal" for merchandise purposes. Both terms have been used to describe the relationship between AEW and NJPW prior to the two companies working together in recent weeks.
The description for the filings reads as followed:
International Class 025: Bandanas; Hats; Headwear; Pants; Shirts; Shorts; Socks; Sweatshirts; Undergarments; Jackets; T-shirts
International Class 041: Educational and entertainment services, namely, a continuing program about wrestling accessible by radio, television, satellite, audio; video and computer networks; Entertainment services in the nature of development, creation, production, distribution, and post-production of wrestling programs and events; Entertainment services in the nature of live wrestling performances; Entertainment services in the nature of production of wrestling programs and events; Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of ongoing television programs in the field of wrestling; Entertainment services, namely, providing ongoing webisodes featuring wrestling via a global computer network; Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing multimedia program featuring wrestling distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring wrestling provided through a global computer network.
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention, and is entitled, to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods/services.
Tony Khan called himself "the forbidden door" on Tuesday's IMPACT, saying he swings both ways.
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H/t to Heel By Nature.