WWE registered a trademark for The Collective. Game Changer Wrestling held their own collection of events in October called The Collective and this was not lost on fans.
According to Fightful, GCW promoter Brett Lauderdale said that “everything is going to be okay.” He did not provide any additional comment.
Additionally, trademark attorney Michael Dockins, who registered a ton of AEW trademarks, tweeted out in response to this story breaking. He said “not to worry” about the situation.
It’s unknown what WWE wants to do with The Collective name. They registered the trademark in a way that could represent a stable and not an event.
It seems that Game Changer Wrestling isn’t concerned about the possibility of WWE snatching up their Collective name.
The Collective was originally booked for WrestleMania weekend, but the events were cancelled. They gathered in Indianapolis in October and held those events in a social distancing setting. Some wrestlers, who worked The Collective, later tested positive for COVID-19.