Report: WWE Acquires WarGames Rights And Trademarks From MLW

WWE has obtained the rights to WarGames from MLW.

It is being reported by way of PWInsider that WWE has come to an agreement with Major League Wrestling for the rights and trademarks to the WarGames match. The report notes that WWE never claimed the rights to the match which left it up for grabs and MLW used the name and concept in 2003 for the bout between 'The Extreme Horsemen' (Steve Corino, C.W. Anderson, Justin Credible, Simon Diamond and Barry Windham) and the Funkin' Army (Sandman, Terry Funk, Steve Williams, Sabu and Bill Alfonso)

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According to the report, WWE first learned that they could not trademark the name back when they used the WarGames concept in 2017 because MLW had already done so. WWE reached out to MLW officials months before the 2018 TakeOver: WarGames event and acquired the rights and trademarks and going forward, MLW will no longer be using the name or match concept.


MLW last presented WarGames in September of 2018 and WWE last held their WarGames match in November of 2018.

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