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WWE Trademarks Samoan Werewolf for Jacob Fatu’s Bloodline Debut

One big thing: WWE files trademark for Jacob Fatu’s new nickname

WWE has filed a trademark for “Samoan Werewolf,” the nickname associated with Jacob Fatu, following his impactful debut on the June 21 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

• Fatu made his WWE debut by attacking Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Kevin Owens
• He appeared to join The Bloodline, performing the “one salute” with Solo Sikoa, Tama Tonga, and Tonga Loa
WWE filed the trademark on June 23, two days after Fatu’s debut

Why it matters

This trademark filing suggests WWE’s commitment to Fatu’s character and his integration into The Bloodline storyline. It also indicates the company’s intention to capitalize on Fatu’s established indie persona.

Trademark details

The trademark filing covers:

• Wrestling exhibitions and performances
• Providing wrestling news and information
• Fan club services
• Organizing social entertainment events
• Online newsletters and blogs in sports entertainment

Behind the scenes

• WWE had previously filed a trademark for “Jacob Fatu” as a ring name
• The “Samoan Werewolf” nickname was used by Fatu in MLW and on the independent circuit
• This move allows WWE to maintain control over Fatu’s branding and merchandising

What’s next

With Fatu’s debut and trademark filing, fans can expect to see him featured prominently in upcoming WWE storylines, particularly within The Bloodline narrative.

How do you think Jacob Fatu’s addition will impact The Bloodline’s dynamics? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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