Liv Morgan Cleared, Gargano Wants to Stay in NXT, WWE Trademarks
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Just about everybody has seen the moment when Brie Bella accidentally kicked Liv Morgan in the head and legitimately knocked her out momentarily. The incident has been heavily debated among wrestlers and fans alike, and Morgan received a concussion as a result of the injury. Morgan has continued to appear on WWE events, but she has not wrestled since the issue took place, however, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Morgan has just been cleared to return to the ring. Morgan will now be working the Super Show-Down event in Melbourne, Australia where she, Ruby Riott, and Sarah Logan will face Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins in a six-woman tag team match later on this weekend.
One wrestler who has been on an incredible roll this year has been Johnny Gargano. The NXT Superstar has been involved in the main event of every NXT Takeover event this year so far, and his rivalries against the likes of Tommaso Ciampa and Andrade "Cien" Almas have been praised by fans. While most NXT Superstars aspire to graduate from the developmental program and then move on to WWE's main roster shows someday, Gargano has told the Daily Star that he is content with staying in NXT. While Gargano does have main roster goals, he also says that he wants to continue building NXT up as a must-see show, as well as accomplish a few goals that he has not been able to achieve yet. “Everyone’s dream – and mine too – is to wrestle at WrestleMania, but right now NXT is such a special place.” Gargano says.
WWE has been filing trademarks for numerous phrases relating to promotions other than WWE itself. Several trademarks particularly for WCW has been filed by the company over the past few weeks, leading fans to wonder why WWE would suddenly chose to fiercely protect these terms after all of these years. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it mainly all comes from MLW's recent usage of the WarGames match. MLW was able to trademark the WarGames concept several years ago and the promotion used the match for one of their events not too long ago. The Observer says that WWE was not thrilled to learn about this, which is why several trademarks relating to promotions that the company owns have been filed lately.