Oh my God! Joey Styles now owns his stage name.
If you were ever a fan of Extreme Championship Wrestling, then you have undoubtedly heard Joey Styles’ unique brand of professional wrestling commentary.
Joey was the singular voice of a majority of the ECW promotion in the 90s and was only paired with a color commentator sparingly before the promotion moved to the TNN Network in 1999.
Now, the man behind the voice has trademarked his stage name.
On Thursday, February 25, Joseph C. Bonsignore trademarked Joey Styles. You can see the full description for the trademark below.
"G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer. FIRST USE: 19920101. USED IN ANOTHER FORM The mark was first used anywhere in a different form other than that sought to be registered at least as early as 11/06/2000."
Recently, Paul Heyman, the brain behind ECW debunked a claim by radio host, Craig Carton, who stated that he was in line to be named Joey Styles and have the call at the ECW desk.
Sorry, @craigcartonlive. I'm calling bullshit on this one. #JoeBonsignore was @JoeyStyles even before I hired him in 1993.— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) February 25, 2021
In '94, we needed a replacement that summer.
There were a few considerations.
None of them were to be named #JoeyStyles. #ECW @EvanRobertsWFAN https://t.co/9Cs6Y7ijeQ
Additionally, Don Callis revealed recently that he and Joey Styles were going to go to WCW in the year 2001 and become the permanent commentary team for Monday Nitro. Learn more about that here.