Ryback Reportedly Involved in Trademark Battle with WWE Over “The Big Guy” Nickname, Issue Said to Have Escalated After Raw

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According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, in addition to his current WWE contract dispute, Ryback is in the midst of a trademark battle with WWE over “The Big Guy”, and the issue has only continued to escalate less than 24 hours after he was reportedly sent home from RAW.

According to the USPTO, Ryan Reeves, a.k.a. Ryback, filed a trademark on “The Big Guy” back in October for “conducting entertainment exhibitions in the nature of performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer.” However, WWE filed the exact same trademark just 3 months later.

Reeves’ filing was published for opposition this morning — which means any contending sides have 30 days to fight the filing or it’s his — but this doesn’t necessarily means Reeves pulled the trigger.