WWE has the 4 Horsewomen under their roof, in fact, they currently have two full sets with both their incarnation and the UFC’s version. However, WWE does not have the 4 Horsemen. In fact, they don’t even own the rights to the famous stable’s name.
Conrad Thompson’s company called “Toot Toot” recently applied for the trademark “Four Horsemen.” If he is able to secure those rights then it could keep WWE from bringing up the famous wrestling faction very often. Under the description for the filing it reads:
“G & S: Hooded sweatshirts; Shirts; Athletic shirts; Sports shirts; T-shirts; Tee shirts” as well as for “G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, providing podcasts in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality”
In another interesting development, Arn Anderson also filed a copyright for his wrestling name. So he will retain ownership of “Arn Anderson” for his own use and other merchandise reasons.
Cody Rhodes was also busy filing trademarks recently because he filed a trademark for “American Dream” and “American Nightmare.” Those names of course, are his father’s wrestling nickname and his own as well