WWE filed to trademark the "Austin 3:16" name on Thursday, October 1.

"Austin 3:16" is the name made famous by WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin at the 1996 King of the Ring pay-per-view. The use description notes that the name was first used in commerce on January 17, 1997, which was just days before the 1997 Royal Rumble, which Austin won. The following use description was filed with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office):

"IC 041. US 100 101 107. 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; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment. FIRST USE: 19970117. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970117"

WWE also filed to trademark several WWE NXT UK Superstar names on October 1, including NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray. The following names were filed for: Aoife Valkyrie, Amir Jordan, Amale, A-Kid, Kay Lee Ray.

The following use description was filed for those NXT UK names:

"IC 041. US 100 101 107. 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"