On Monday, WWE filed a "verified complaint for injunctive relief" against potential bootleggers (identified as John and Jane Does and XYZ Corporations) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
The purpose of the lawsuit is protect WWE trademarks and prevent counterfeit merchandise from being sold outside WWE events across the United States. In particular, WWE files the lawsuit in their host city (New Orleans) in an attempt to stop the "unlawful manufacture, distribution and/or sale of counterfeit merchandise bearing unauthorized copies of WWE's registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks."
Normally a legal action around obtaining an Ex Parte Motion for Temporary Restraining Order would not normally seem like exciting news. However, the interesting part comes hidden in Exhibit #3.
Just like last year, WWE has supplied a tentative list of live WWE events scheduled from April 2018 through March 2019. This year, it appears that WWE only included their U.S. events (though curiously they did leave on the September 1, 2018 show for Shanghai, China.)
date weekday arena City State 04/11/2018 Wednesday Full Sail University Orlando FL 04/13/2018 Friday Venice Community Center Venice FL 04/14/2018 Saturday Cocoa Armory Cocoa Beach FL 04/16/2018 Monday XL Center Hartford CT 04/17/2018 Tuesday Dunkin Donuts Center Providence RI 04/19/2018 Thursday The Anthem Washington DC 04/19/2018 Thursday Sanford Civic Center Sanford FL 04/20/2018 Friday Sands Event Center Bethlehem PA 04/20/2018 Friday Jacksonville Armory Jacksonville FL 04/21/2018 Saturday Freedom Hall Johnson City TN 04/21/2018 Saturday Havert L. Fenn Center Fort Pierce FL 04/21/2018 Saturday APG Federal Credit Union Arena Bel Air MD 04/22/2018 Sunday Mckenzie Arena @ UTC Chattanooga TN 04/22/2018 Sunday Cambria County War Memorial Arena - NXT Johnstown PA 04/23/2018 Monday Scottrade Center St. Louis MO 04/23/2018 Monday E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green KY 04/24/2018 Tuesday KFC Yum Center Louisville KY 04/26/2018 Thursday Englewood Neighborhood Center Orlando FL 04/27/2018 Friday MLK Center Gainesville FL 04/28/2018 Saturday Minnreg Hall Largo FL 05/03/2018 Thursday Bartow Armory Bartow FL 05/04/2018 Friday Crystal River Armory Crystal River FL 05/05/2018 Saturday Midtown Cultural & Education Center Daytona Beach FL 05/06/2018 Sunday Prudential Center Newark NJ 05/07/2018 Monday PPL Center Allentown PA 05/07/2018 Monday Nassau Coliseum Uniondale NY 05/08/2018 Tuesday Royal Farms Arena Baltimore MD 05/09/2018 Wednesday Full Sail University Orlando FL 05/10/2018 Thursday Full Sail University Orlando FL 05/11/2018 Friday Hilton Ocala Ocala FL 05/12/2018 Saturday Citrus Springs Community Center Dunnellon FL 05/17/2018 Thursday Lakeland Armory Lakeland FL 05/17/2018 Thursday The Criterion Oklahoma City OK 05/18/2018 Friday Jacksonville Armory Jacksonville FL 05/18/2018 Friday South Side Ballroom Dallas TX 05/19/2018 Saturday Aztec Theatre San Antonio TX 05/19/2018 Saturday Venice Community Center Venice FL 05/20/2018 Sunday Revention Music Center Houston TX 05/21/2018 Monday Times Union Center Albany NY 05/22/2018 Tuesday DCU Center Worcester MA 05/24/2018 Thursday Cocoa Armory Cocoa Beach FL 05/25/2018 Friday Minnreg Hall Largo FL 05/26/2018 Saturday Englewood Neighborhood Center Orlando FL 05/27/2018 Sunday Hampton Coliseum Hampton VA 05/28/2018 Monday The Coliseum Richmond VA 05/28/2018 Monday Crown Coliseum Fayetteville NC 05/29/2018 Tuesday PNC Arena Raleigh NC 05/31/2018 Thursday UACDC Complex Tampa FL 06/01/2018 Friday Highlands Today Center Sebring FL 06/01/2018 Friday Rapides Coliseum Alexandria LA 06/02/2018 Saturday Raising Cane's River Center Baton Rouge LA 06/02/2018 Saturday Extraco Events Center Waco TX 06/02/2018 Saturday Havert L. Fenn Center Fort Pierce FL 06/03/2018 Sunday Lake Charles Civic Center Lake Charles LA 06/03/2018 Sunday College Park Center Arlington TX 06/04/2018 Monday Toyota Center Houston TX 06/04/2018 Monday Laredo Energy Arena Laredo TX 06/05/2018 Tuesday American Bank Center Arena Corpus Christi TX 06/08/2018 Friday Mississippi St. Fair Coliseum Jackson MS 06/09/2018 Saturday Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL 06/09/2018 Saturday Monroe Civic Center Monroe LA 06/10/2018 Sunday CenturyLink Center Bossier City LA 06/10/2018 Sunday Bancorpsouth Arena Tupelo MS 06/11/2018 Monday Verizon Arena North Little Rock AR 06/11/2018 Monday First National Bank Arena Jonesboro AR 06/12/2018 Tuesday Fedexforum Memphis TN 06/14/2018 Thursday Broadbent Arena - NXT Louisville KY 06/15/2018 Friday Old National Events Plaza Evansville IN 06/15/2018 Friday Peoria Civic Center Peoria IL 06/16/2018 Saturday Allstate Arena - NXT Chicago IL 06/16/2018 Saturday Dubuque Five Flags Center Dubuque IA 06/16/2018 Saturday State Farm Center Champaign IL 06/17/2018 Sunday Allstate Arena Chicago IL 06/18/2018 Monday Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids MI 06/18/2018 Monday Allen County War Mem. Coliseum Fort Wayne IN 06/19/2018 Tuesday Huntington Center Toledo OH 06/21/2018 Thursday Full Sail University Orlando FL 06/22/2018 Friday Venice Community Center Venice FL 06/22/2018 Friday Taco Bell Arena @ Boise State Boise ID 06/23/2018 Saturday Maverik Center Salt Lake City UT 06/23/2018 Saturday Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque NM 06/23/2018 Saturday Minnreg Hall Largo FL 06/24/2018 Sunday Honda Center Anaheim CA 06/24/2018 Sunday Save Mart Center Fresno CA 06/25/2018 Monday Valley View Casino Center San Diego CA 06/25/2018 Monday Rabobank Arena Bakersfield CA 06/26/2018 Tuesday Citizens Business Bank Arena Ontario CA 06/29/2018 Friday Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City SD 06/29/2018 Friday Englewood Neighborhood Center Orlando FL 06/30/2018 Saturday Cocoa Armory Cocoa Beach FL 06/30/2018 Saturday Bismarck Civic Center Bismarck ND 07/01/2018 Sunday Fargodome Fargo ND 07/02/2018 Monday Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls SD 07/03/2018 Tuesday CenturyLink Center Omaha Omaha NE 07/06/2018 Friday Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia PA 07/07/2018 Saturday Madison Square Garden New York NY 07/08/2018 Sunday Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard Bridgeport CT 07/09/2018 Monday T.D. Garden Boston MA 07/09/2018 Monday Augusta Civic Center Augusta ME 07/10/2018 Tuesday SNHU Arena Manchester NH 07/13/2018 Friday Charleston Civic Center Coliseum Charleston WV 07/14/2018 Saturday Canton Mem Civic Cntr Canton OH 07/14/2018 Saturday Wesbanco Arena Wheeling WV 07/15/2018 Sunday PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh PA 07/16/2018 Monday Santander Arena Reading PA 07/16/2018 Monday KeyBank Center Buffalo NY 07/17/2018 Tuesday Mohegan Sun Arena @ Casey Plaza Wilkes Barre PA 07/18/2018 Wednesday Full Sail University Orlando FL 07/21/2018 Saturday Chaifetz Arena St. Louis MO 07/22/2018 Sunday Eastern KY Expo Center Pikeville KY 07/22/2018 Sunday Bank of Springfield Center Springfield IL 07/23/2018 Monday U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati OH 07/23/2018 Monday SIU Arena Carbondale IL 07/24/2018 Tuesday Ford Center Evansville Evansville IN 07/28/2018 Saturday Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood NJ 07/29/2018 Sunday Westchester County Center White Plains NY 07/30/2018 Monday Amway Center Orlando FL 07/30/2018 Monday Germain Arena Fort Myers FL 07/31/2018 Tuesday American Airlines Arena Miami FL 08/03/2018 Friday James Brown Arena Augusta GA 08/04/2018 Saturday Pensacola Bay Center Pensacola FL 08/04/2018 Saturday North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston SC 08/05/2018 Sunday Savannah Civic Center Savannah GA 08/05/2018 Sunday Albany Civic Center Albany GA 08/06/2018 Monday Stephen C. Oconnell Center Gainesville FL 08/06/2018 Monday Veteran's Memorial Arena Jacksonville FL 08/07/2018 Tuesday Amalie Arena Tampa FL 08/10/2018 Friday WYCC Salisbury MD 08/11/2018 Saturday Norfolk Scope Arena Norfolk VA 08/11/2018 Saturday Duplin County Events Center Kenansville NC 08/12/2018 Sunday Berglund Center Coliseum Roanoke VA 08/12/2018 Sunday Florence Civic Center Florence SC 08/13/2018 Monday Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro NC 08/13/2018 Monday Colonial Life Arena Columbia SC 08/14/2018 Tuesday Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville SC 08/18/2018 Saturday Barlcays Center NXT Brooklyn NY 08/19/2018 Sunday Barclays Center Brooklyn NY 08/20/2018 Monday Barclays Center Brooklyn NY 08/21/2018 Tuesday Barclays Center Brooklyn NY 08/23/2018 Thursday Full Sail University Orlando FL 08/26/2018 Sunday Blue Cross Arena Rochester NY 09/01/2018 Saturday Wright State University's Nutter Center Dayton OH 09/01/2018 Saturday Mercedez Benz Arena Shanghai China 09/02/2018 Sunday Wings Event Center Kalamazoo MI 09/03/2018 Monday Dow Event Center Saginaw MI 09/03/2018 Monday Schottenstein Center Columbus OH 09/04/2018 Tuesday Little Caesar's Arena Detroit MI 09/07/2018 Friday Garret Coliseum Montgomery AL 09/08/2018 Saturday MS Coast Col And Conv. Center Biloxi MS 09/09/2018 Sunday Mobile Civic Center Mobile AL 09/10/2018 Monday Smoothie King Center New Orleans LA 09/10/2018 Monday Ford Arena Beaumont TX 09/11/2018 Tuesday Cajundome Lafayette LA 09/16/2018 Sunday AT&T Center San Antonio TX 09/17/2018 Monday Taylor County Coliseum Abilene TX 09/17/2018 Monday American Airlines Center Dallas TX 09/18/2018 Tuesday Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City OK 09/20/2018 Thursday Full Sail University Orlando FL 09/23/2018 Sunday Casper Events Center Casper WY 09/23/2018 Sunday Budweiser Events Center Loveland CO 09/24/2018 Monday Pepsi Center Denver CO 09/24/2018 Monday World Arena Colorado Springs CO 09/25/2018 Tuesday Pepsi Center Denver CO 10/01/2018 Monday Key Arena Seattle WA 10/01/2018 Monday Sundome Yakima WA 10/02/2018 Tuesday Moda Center Portland OR 10/07/2018 Sunday Hammond Civic Center Hammond IN 10/08/2018 Monday KFC Yum Center Louisville KY 10/08/2018 Monday Allstate Arena Chicago IL 10/09/2018 Tuesday Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis IN 10/15/2018 Monday Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia PA 10/16/2018 Tuesday Capital One Arena Washington DC 10/17/2018 Wednesday Full Sail University Orlando FL 10/21/2018 Sunday T.D. Garden Boston MA 10/22/2018 Monday Dunkin Donuts Center Providence RI 10/23/2018 Tuesday Prudential Center Newark NJ 10/29/2018 Monday Spectrum Center Charlotte NC 10/30/2018 Tuesday Philips Arena Atlanta GA 11/12/2018 Monday Sprint Center Kansas City MO 11/13/2018 Tuesday Scottrade Center St. Louis MO 11/15/2018 Thursday SJSU Event Center San Jose CA 11/16/2018 Friday Visalia Convention Center - NXT Visalia CA 11/17/2018 Saturday Staples Center - NXT Los Angeles CA 11/18/2018 Sunday Staples Center Los Angeles CA 11/19/2018 Monday Staples Center Los Angeles CA 11/20/2018 Tuesday Staples Center Los Angeles CA 11/26/2018 Monday Milwaukee Bucks Arena Milwaukee WI 11/27/2018 Tuesday Target Center Minneapolis MN 11/28/2018 Wednesday Full Sail University Orlando FL 12/03/2018 Monday Toyota Center Houston TX 12/04/2018 Tuesday Frank Erwin Center Austin TX 12/10/2018 Monday T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas NV 12/10/2018 Monday Valley View Casino Center San Diego CA 12/16/2018 Sunday SAP Center San Jose CA 12/17/2018 Monday Golden 1 Center Sacramento CA 12/17/2018 Monday Stockton Arena Stockton CA 12/18/2018 Tuesday Save Mart Center Fresno CA 12/26/2018 Wednesday Allstate Arena Chicago IL 12/26/2018 Wednesday Madison Square Garden New York NY 12/27/2018 Thursday Little Caesar's Arena Detroit MI 12/27/2018 Thursday Nassau Coliseum Uniondale NY 12/28/2018 Friday Quickens Loans Arena Cleveland OH 12/28/2018 Friday Royal Farms Arena Baltimore MD 12/29/2018 Saturday Key Bank Center Buffalo NY 12/29/2018 Saturday PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh PA 12/30/2018 Sunday Amalie Arena Tampa FL 1/7/2019 Monday Bridgestone Arena Nashville TN 1/8/2019 Tuesday Legacy Arena Birmingham AL 1/14/2019 Monday Fedexforum Memphis TN 1/15/2019 Tuesday Verizon Arena North Little Rock AR 1/21/2019 Monday American Airlines Center Dallas TX 1/22/2019 Tuesday American Airlines Center Dallas TX 1/26/2019 Saturday Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix AZ 1/27/2019 Sunday Chase Field Phoenix AZ 1/28/2019 Monday Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix AZ 1/29/2019 Tuesday Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix AZ 2/4/2019 Monday Moda Center Portland OR 2/5/2019 Tuesday Tacomadome Tacoma WA 2/11/2019 Monday Centurylink Center Omaha NE 2/12/2019 Tuesday Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines IA 2/18/2019 Monday Amway Center Orlando FL 2/19/2019 Tuesday Veteran's Memorial Arena Jacksonville FL 2/25/2019 Monday Philips Arena Atlanta GA 2/26/2019 Tuesday Thompson/Boling Assembly Arena Knoxville TN 3/4/2019 Monday Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia PA 3/5/2019 Tuesday Capital One Arena Washington DC 3/11/2019 Monday Key Bank Center Buffalo NY 3/12/2019 Tuesday Times Union Center Albany NY 3/18/2019 Monday Allstate Arena Chicago IL 3/19/2019 Tuesday Little Caesar's Arena Detroit MI 3/25/2019 Monday PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh PA 3/26/2019 Tuesday Quickens Loans Arena Cleveland OH
It's important to note the disclaimer at the top of WWE's touring schedule exhibit: ***ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
While there isn't any tantalizing clues like letter grades for cities, these schedules have proven to be remarkable accurately and provided fans insight on WWE's plans far in advance of ticket on-sale announcements.