WWE has a lot going on. They want to make sure that any property that they want to use is accessible to them. Apparently, they’ve given up on owning EC3’s name.
PW Insider reports that WWE’s application trademark for EC3 was “abandoned” on January 25th. They did not respond to a notice about an initial refusal from July 24th last year. The company had 6 months, but did not respond.
It is reported that the trademark was originally blocked because EC3 already registered it himself in April, 2019.
WWE can revive their application at a later date if they want. It doesn’t seem like they’re using EC3 much right now anyway.