New York, New York: This week, after twenty years in operation under its former name, the World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment in order to comply with an international court that found the World Wildlife Fund had rights to the WWF initials. As part of this change, "WWF New York," a nightclub and restaurant in Times Square, was renamed "The World."
Unfortunately, this change has roused the ire of another litigant. On Tuesday, the planet Earth filed a complaint against WWE, claiming that it owned the rights to the name, "The World." Earth claims that it has been known as the "The World" for thousands of years in multiple countries. Earth is afraid that the public may have trouble discerning the WWE establishment from the planet that has been historically called "The World."
Vince McMahon, WWE owner, has refused to respond to our calls.
Maybe Whataburger should sue the promotion formerly known as the WWF as well. Since the new logo looks similar to the stacked W's on Whataburger's logo, a handful of idiots may confuse a fast-food chain with a wrestling promotion.
"Say 'what' again. SAY 'WHAT' AGAIN! I dare you, I double dare you, motherf--ker! Say 'what' one more goddamn time!" -- Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction (1994)
"I tell you what, why don't you say 'what' if you like to sleep with your own sister." -- Undertaker, 4/1/02 RAW, putting an annoying fad in its place
Back in ye olden days, the Apter mags always ranked the titleholder of the secondary belt (in whatever promotion) as the # 1 contender. (IC belt in WWF, US title in NWA, American belt in World Class, Southern champ in Florida)