“Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions, live appearances and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media, namely, television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; Providing a website in the field of sports entertainment; Fan club services; organizing and staging entertainment events with wrestling fan club members; Providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; Online journals, namely, blogs, in the fields of sports entertainment.”
Calling oneself “The Man” is something that’s been going on a long time. It’s a boast wherever there’s competition and/or testosterone. And while I’m not positive he was the first to use it in pro wrestling promo, it certainly became synonymous with the Nature Boy in interviews like this one:
But... in the past year, a current star of the squared circle claimed the title en route to a winning two titles, the Royal Rumble, and a WrestleMania main event. Becky Lynch also ruffled a few feathers because she did all those things while calling herself “The Man”, irrespective of being a woman.
And the Raw Women’s champ doesn’t seem to agree that Naitch can lay claim to the moniker:
I am The Man.— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) August 31, 2019
Not that he cares (WOO):
To Be The Man, You Gotta Beat THE MAN! #alreadytrademarked— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 31, 2019
Probably time for WWE’s lawyers to do some stylin’ and profilin’.