Yesterday (Aug. 8), current Impact and former WWE wrestler Chelsea Green indicated she’d be headed to court to fight for legal rights to the name her parents gave her when she was born.
I never thought I’d be in a legal battle for my BIRTH GIVEN name…— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) August 8, 2021
Going to discuss it on tomorrow’s episode of @GreenWEnvyPod
We’ve heard of WWE making trademark claims on its contractors’ legal names when they use those for their in-ring/on-screen characters, so you didn’t need a behind-the-scenes source to figure out Green was talking about The ‘E. Usually in those cases the company needs the wrestler’s consent to obtain trademark on their legal name, and it’s not clear if Chelsea was supportive of WWE’s claim in the past. But once they released her on April 15 of this year, you wouldn’t think they’d have much use for the trademark.
Turns out that’s what they figured, too... at least after the future Mrs. Matt Cardona called attention to the situation on social media. Fightful Select reported last night WWE would drop their claim, and Green confirmed it today when explaining why the latest episode of podcast didn’t include the promised discussion of the legal fight.
You’re probably wondering why I didn’t talk about the legal issues with my name being trademarked??— Green With Envy (@GreenWEnvyPod) August 9, 2021
Well, at 9pm last night I received a call saying they were withdrawing the trademark & the name is MINE!!
Pretty crazy that this was ever an issue. But alls well that ends well, I guess.