Ric Flair is The Man, but so is Becky Lynch. The Man has even experienced little issue with Taylor Swift calling herself The Man. Needless to say, there are a lot of people vying for that moniker.

While speaking to Wrestling Inc, Ric Flair was asked about his trademarking issues with The Man name. He laughed about it while saying that he’s happy with his progress. If he would have realized trademarking things was so essential back in the day then he would be rolling in way more bank.

“I’m happy with the progress [laughs]. I don’t wanna get credit for starting this but I notice a bunch of people are doing it now,” Flair said of wrestlers filing for trademarks. “I want people to know this before they start spending money – I spent 40 years building that brand. So much of it was when brand development wasn’t part of the demographic to be successful in wrestling.

“I never thought about today in the 80s and it’s come a long way. If I had someone marketing me the way Wendy does or WWE does back in the 80s then there would be a difference in income streams.”


A lot of pro wrestling stars are filing copyrights. It’s rare to go a couple of days anymore without someone filing a trademark on their name or some company locking down handful of event names.

Ownership of a name is key in today’s day and age, especially when bigger companies can just start using someone’s name like Joey Janela just experienced with Rusev in WWE. As for Ric Flair, he seems to be doing just fine.

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