We thought we told you that he won't stop. Joey Janela is thinking one step ahead of Rusev, filing a trademark on "The Bad Boy."
Janela filed for the trademark on Dec. 1. The description for the trademark reads as followed.
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Hooded sweat shirts; Pants; Shirts; Short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts. FIRST USE: 20141100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20141100
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network. FIRST USE: 20141100. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20141100
Janela took to social media to comment on the filing.
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) December 6, 2019
Lana and WWE had been referring to Rusev as a "Bad Boy" at WWE Starrcade and Raw. Janela has been using the "Bad Boy" nickname on the Independent scene since 2014, he tells Fightful.