WWE Changes WALTER’s Name On NXT, Controversial Trademark Filed For New Name

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WALTER is now part of WWE NXT 2.0 after leaving NXT UK. Tonight on NXT, Imperium Leader WALTER arrived as he did battle with Diamond Mine Leader Roderick Strong. 

WALTER was able to come out of top in a hard fought match, but while the announcer was declaring him as the victor the Ring General stopped her short. In doing so he declared that the winner of the match was not WALTER, but instead GUNTHER!

This left a lot of fans scratching their heads for good reason. WWE often likes to change names when stars are headed to the main roster and it appears WALTER is already getting that treatment.

We’ve learned at The Ringside Roster that WWE officially filed a trademark for “Gunther Stark” back on January 13th.

This trademark applied to the following:

G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.

There’s a lot fans that won’t be happy about this and for good reason. WALTER has built quite the name for himself under his current moniker. There’s also the fact of course that Gunther Stark was a former Nazi Captain.

It’s a bold and very risky move from WWE to say the least. We’ll just have to see how it plays out.

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