On WWE Smackdown on Friday Night, during a Cryme Time "Word Up" segment, Jesse (Ray Gordy) calling himself Jezzy and then Slim J appeared.
I found the use of the names Jezzy & Slim J interesting, but for different reasons.
The Jezzy name was used by Gordy in Deep South Wrestling where he was called Ray Gezzy doing a gimmick similar to what he is doing now on Smackdown.
The Slim J name was the really interesting one, however, as the "real" Slim J is Jeremy Boyd, an Indy worker who has appeared under that name on a TNA PPV, in ROH, NWA Wildside, NWA Anarchy & many other promotions for nearly a decade. And Ray knows Slim J, as Gordy was the NWA Wildside Junior Champion & Heavyweight Champion on a roster with Slim J for years.
Using my phone Friday night from an APW show in Royston, GA, Slim J called Gordy and they spoke about his use of the name. Ray called it a "tribute".
Not sure if WWE will keep the name, but if so, I’d suggest they not waste time trying to trademark it as as after nearly a decade of continuous and uninterupted use in professional wrestling (sports entertainment), the "real" Slim J is Jeremy Boyd.
"The Real" Slim J
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