WWE files trademark for the name of a Nazi U-boat commander
On January 13th 2022, WWE filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the term ‘Gunther Stark’ and here was the description…
Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including 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 information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.
As it turns out, a Google search shows that ‘Gunther Stark’ was a U-boat commander for the Nazis during World War II and Twitter users reacted to the news…
I'm by no means claiming that they've done this intentionally, because I'm sure they haven't in the slightest, but a very quick Google search could solve any potential issues like this that may arise
There was a similar issue with Tony D'Angelo recently too.
— Louis Dangoor (@TheLouisDangoor) January 18, 2022
New WWE prospect Gunther Stark better not ever win any Elimination Chamber. 😬
— Macho Beard™ (@Machobeard4life) January 18, 2022
Gunther Stark's NXT career is gonna be a wild ride before it even gets started, apparently
— Toru Yano Fan Account (@ToruYanoFanAcct) January 18, 2022