Ryback — ‘The Big Guy’ Trademark Battle Brewing

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Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned Ryback is currently in the midst of trademark battle with WWE over “The Big Guy” … and the issue has only continued to escalate less than 24 hours after he was sent home from Monday Night RAW.

According to the USPTO … Ryan Reeves, a.k.a. Ryback, filed a trademark on “The Big Guy” back in October for “conducting entertainment exhibitions in the nature of performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer.” However, WWE filed the exact same trademark just 3 months later.

Reeves’ filing was published for opposition this morning — which means any contending sides have 30 days to fight the filing or it’s his — but this doesn’t necessarily means Reeves pulled the trigger.

It’s possible WWE had their legal team push the USPTO to publish so they could oppose. It could also just be a random coincidence. At this point it’s impossible to tell. But with Ryback saying he was told to go home after not being able to agree on a new deal, we’re gonna guess it’s not the latter.

Stay tuned.