Not so fast, says WWE.
Just ahead of the deadline to do so, WWE has filed to oppose a trademark application on "Sister Abigail," a perceived alter-ego of Bray Wyatt's that has barely been used of late.
Independent wrestler Tatevik Hunanyan applied to trademark "Sister Abigail" for use in professional wrestling when WWE had abandoned their application to secure it. However, this week, WWE put their foot down and claimed that she didn't create the character and is trying to ride their coattails.
"(Hunanyan) was an extra for WWE in 2016 and 2017 and expressed a desire to portray the WWE SISTER ABIGAIL character in WWE programming. She never portrayed the WWE SISTER ABIGAIL character and is now attempting to usurp WWE's intellectual property by filing the Sister Abigail Application," WWE claimed in their opposition, making the claim that their intellectual property is the same as Hunanyan's application. "By applying for a mark that is identical in sight, sound and commercial meaning to Opposer's SISTER ABIGAIL Mark in connection with identical services as those provided by Opposer. Applicant's applied-for mark in the Sister Abigail Application is likely to cause confusion among consumers as to Opposer's affiliation and/or sponsorship of Applicant's services."
Fightful will keep you updated on this situation as it unfolds. You can see Tatevik's Tough Enough submission video below.