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WWE stops indie wrestler from trademarking ‘Sister Abigail’

According to Fightful, independent wrestler Tatevik Hunanyan applied to trademark “Sister Abigail” back in June of last year when WWE abandoned their application to keep it. Right before the deadline by the United States Patent And Trademark Office’s March 20th, WWE opposed the trademark.

Hunanyan, known on the indies as Tatevik the Gamer, played an extra for WWE in 2016 and 2017. She previously voiced her desire to play the Sister Abigail character on WWE television, according to the company’s attorney’s. She also applied to be a contestant on Tough Enough.

The attorneys for WWE had to this say about the trademark:“By applying for a mark that is identical in sight, sound and commercial meaning to Opposer’s SISTER ABIGAIL Mark in connection with identical services as those provided by Opposer,” counsel for WWE wrote, “Applicant’s applied-for mark in the Sister Abigail Application is likely to cause confusion among consumers as to Opposer’s affiliation and/or sponsorship of Applicant’s services.

Bray Wyatt, who has been on the shelf with an injury, is expected to return to action soon. Perhaps WWE opposing this trademark is a sign that they will make another attempt to make his Sister Abigail into a real character.

Do you think WWE should create an actual Sister Abigail character? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Lauren Founds
I am a New Englander who has been watching wrestling since WrestleMania 2. I follow all wrestling but am a WWE fan through and through. Watching the evolution of women's wrestling has been a true inspiration to myself and all female fans.


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