WWE Hits a Trademark Snag as Jey Uso’s Iconic Catchphrase Faces Legal Hurdles

Published 12/04/2023, 9:13 PM EST

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A catchphrase is a big part of a wrestler’s on-screen persona. But Jey Uso will no longer be able to use his. WWE has run into a trademark issue over his iconic catchphrase. From now on, the former undisputed tag team champion can not use his catchphrase in the wrestling promotion whatsoever.

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No more YEET for Jey Uso

On Monday Night Raw today, WWE broadcasted Jey Uso’s promo. In the promotion, the word “YEET” on Uso’s t-shirt was blurred out. According to a recent revelation by WrestleVotes, the Stamford-based has encountered trademark issues about Jey Uso’s popular catchphrase “YEET”.

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As per the report, they have decided that Uso will no longer be associated with the word and merchandizing in the future. This means that any products or marketing materials that feature the word will be discontinued or rebranded.

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The exact nature of the trademark issue or the reason why the wrestling promotion can’t associate the word with the former Bloodline member remained unclear until another recent update by Wrestle Ops.

Who stole “YEET” from Uso?

The WWE Universe was hit by the news pretty hard as they will no longer hear Uso saying his celebratory word. Jey Uso’s departure from The Bloodline sparked a new trend in WWE – the use of the word ‘YEET’. The trend caught on quickly and even fans were getting heavily involved.

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Therefore, it was a little disappointing for the fans to hear this news and Kasey Huffman is the cause of the disappointment. The popular news outlet disclosed through another tweet on X that Huffman a pro-wrestler hailing from West Virginia, has owned the trademark to the word “YEET” since 2021.

The Indie wrestler doesn’t want either WWE or Uso to use his trademark word. This is why WWE ran into copyright infringement issues with him. As the word is already registered to Huffaman’s name, it is useless to dispute the issue. Hence, the Stamford-based promotion has chosen to abandon the usage of the word completely.

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It would be interesting to see which new catchphrase, WWE and Jey Uso will come up with next. And will they be able to connect with the audience the same way they did with the word ‘YEET’? Let us know what you think of the whole situation. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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