CM Punk Trademark Opposed By Comedy Club
‘The Second City’ comedy club in Chicago has opposed WWE’s registration of the ‘Second City Saint’ trademark for CM Punk. While Punk used the moniker long before WWE, the comedy club has been open for decades. That being said I don’t see why they would consider WWE a threat to their business in any way. I’d also assume there are a lot of ‘second city’ trademarks for all sorts of things.
Sunny Talks Total Divas and Women’s Wrestling
Original WWE Diva Sunny was recently interviewed by the Miami Herald and stated the obvious in regard to Total Divas:
“I’m very happy for those girls. A lot of the stuff, after watching the first episode, it has to be scripted. I don’t see everyone as catty as that when I’m there. Everybody pretty much gets along every time I’m in that locker room. You have to have that for television, though. I’m happy for them. Nattie [Neidhart] is one of the main people on the show, and I’ve known her since she was a kid. So I’m really proud of her.”
She also discussed choosing to be a valet over wrestling:
“I have nothing against women in the ring because now it has become so commonplace. It’s not my first choice of things to do. Let’s say if I were to ever go back, I wouldn’t want to get in the ring. I’m not a wrestler. Never any good at it. Never said I was any good at it. Give me a microphone, and that’s where my talents are. I think I’m always going to be stuck in that groove to leave it to the guys. There is a place for girls in wrestling, but for me, it’s not in a wrestling ring.”
Jim Cornette Discusses WWE Title Unification
Jim Cornette says it’s too little too late for WWE’s recent title unification. He told Inside The Ropes:
“I think it would be best to have one champion and make it feel more special but I also think the horse has left the barn, cowboy. I hate to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer, but you can see why when I watch the current product it gives me gas because for years in wrestling everyone knew who the World Champion was. Of course it depended what part of the country you were. For most of the country, the NWA champion was the champion people knew. Harley Race would hold the title for 3 years, Dory Funk Jr. would have it for 3 years, Ric Flair would hold it for an amount of time, Lou Thesz, you know, practically lived with the thing. Everybody knew he’s the champ. In the AWA it was generally Verne Gagne, home are hero. In the northeast it was Bruno Sammartino, no matter who came and went, everyone knew, Bruno’s the champ.
“Well now the problem is, the title instead of being viewed as the prize in sports, the titles have been used as props. Oh lets switch the belt onto this guy or that guy, oh let the guy cash in a briefcase and cover the dead guy that’s just been beaten up. It’s just been turned into a prop, it’s been devalued, it’s been prostituted. Besides that, now that everyone pretty much knows pro wrestling is choreographed, pre-determined, whatever you wanna call it, everyone knows you’re not really the champion and someone just awards you it.
“The only thing that ever annoyed me about the Bret Hart screwjob in Montreal is Bret called the newspapers in Montreal to tell them he’s been screwed and hadn’t really lost the title. Well he didn’t call them when he won the thing and say, ‘oh I didn’t really win it, someone just gave it to me.’ Now, It’s a shiny belt that people can buy a replica of and it’s another tool in our toolkit that we’ve devalued to the point where it doesn’t make us any money anymore and it’s sad.”