Last March 2nd, AEW filed to trademark the “Captain Insano” name with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) under the category of video games and digital media.
Captain Insano is the role Paul Wight played in the 1998 film “The Waterboy” starring Adam Sandler (Bobby Boucher). Wight played the role of a wrestler in the film that Adam Sandler (Bobby Boucher) was a huge fan of.
Pro wrestling veteran and former WWE Superstar Paul Wight recently signed a contract with AEW. Paul’s deal indicates that he has signed a long-term deal with the company to be a commentator on the brand-new show called Dark: Elevation, which begins on Monday, March 15th on AEW’s official YouTube channel at 7PM ET. He will be doing commentary duties on Dark: Elevation with AEW announcer Tony Schiavone.
Wight’s deal with All Elite Wrestling also indicates that he will be wrestling down the line. Wight’s AEW signing is reportedly one of the biggest news in wrestling’s recent history. He made his official AEW debut during this past Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite: The Crossroads special and revealed that a huge “Hall of Fame worthy talent” signing will take place at the Revolution PPV.
It is possible that Paul Wight’s Captain Insano character might be used in AEW’s upcoming video game. It should be noted that Children’s author Christopher Williamson had previously filed to trademark to use the “Captain Insano” character in one of his books and it was granted this past August, but since AEW filed to trademark the name under a different usage, AEW could still be granted trademark rights.
Below is the use description submitted to the USPTO:
“International Class 09: Video game cartridges and discs; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded DVDs, downloadable audio and video recordings, and CDs featuring and promoting wrestling; Downloadable video game software; Recorded video game software.”
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