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RIC FLAIR HAS SURGERY
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was announced as due to having surgery earlier today. The report comes from Charles Barkley, who strangely announced it during the half time show of the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. The announcement came in the form of a shout out and well wishes regarding the impending procedure.
PWInsider have apparently confirmed the news, but there is no information as to the nature of the operation.
NEW AEW TRADEMARKS RAISE EYEBROWS
A number of trademarks have been applied for over the last few days which are more than a little interesting. The main thread linking the filings together is their focus on wrestling naming rights. Conrad Thompson has applied to trademark the term ‘Four Horsemen’, Arn Anderson has applied for ownership of his in-ring name, and Cody has applied for both ‘The American Dream’ and ‘The American Nightmare’, the former being his father’s nickname and the latter his own.
Regarding the ‘Four Horsemen’, Conrad has applied for the term under the terms of merchandise (hoodies, t-shirts etc.) and also performances by a professional wrestler. Many have speculated of the return of the Four Horsemen and who could the newest members be of one of the most dominant stables of all time.
MORE THUNDER ON THE NETWORK
WWE Network News reported today that WWE plans to add another 20 episodes of WCW Thunder to the Network next Monday (the 18th). Thunder aired for 20 months between January 1998 and August 1999.
ARN ANDERSON SPEAKS OF DEPARTURE
Arn Anderson was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso from Sports Illustrated and made his first comments about being released from the WWE after almost two decades. Without speaking of the reason that he lost his job, Arn said that his time with the company had simply run out:
“I was fortunate enough to work with WWE for 18 years,” Anderson said. “Certainly that provided my family and myself with a nice living, and I have no regrets. A lot of my best friends still work there. Everything has a shelf life, and I guess mine ran out.”
Arn’s first post-WWE live appearance was also recently revealed as being Conrad Thompson’s Starrcat II, which is to be held between the 23 and 26th of May.