As he sits somewhere on the Island of Relevancy, Roman Reigns must be a jovial Tribal Chief. That’s because he'll no longer have to suffer through Bloodline traitor Jey Uso's favorite phrase moving forward.
As various outlets reported earlier this week, WWE has found trademark issues with the word “Yeet” and that merchandising and use related to Uso's popular rallying cry will no longer be associated with him in the future. A scan of WWEShop.com currently shows no merchandise for Uso with the phrase “Yeet” on it, nor does it produce a result in the site’s search engine. During the Dec. 4 edition of Raw, a Jey Uso vignette package aired that had his t-shirt featuring the word blurred out.
In 2021, independent pro wrestler Kasey Huffman filed to trademark “Yeet” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for entertainment services pertaining to pro wrestling. Considering how popular Uso has made the term in recent months, it’ll be interesting to see if WWE works out a deal with Huffman that would benefit all parties involved.
For those who don’t know, yeet, as an interjection, according to Merriam-Webster, is a slang expression used to “express surprise, approval, or excited enthusiasm.” As a verb, it means “to throw especially with force and without regard for the thing being thrown.”
It sounds like this trademark issue yeeted Uso and WWE for a loop. For now, the Yeet Movement, at least for Jey Uso, is dead.
No yeet, indeed.