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Several Former WWE Names Booked For Upcoming Show In Manila; Violating WWE Trademarks?

There are several former WWE names booked on the World Wrestling Fan Xperience's tour of Manila on February 2, 2012.

In addition to the already reportedJohn Morrison (who will be working as John Hennigan), the following names are advertised:

  • Carlito, working as Carlitos
  • Chris Masters, working as Chris Master
  • Luke Gallows, working a Luke Gallow
  • MVP, Melina, Shelton Benjamin and Rhyno.

You can view video promos at this link.

While the names are obviously being changed due to WWE trademark conflicts, I'm not sure the shortening of names is legal. It seems WWE could dispute the names as "confusingly similar" to their trademarks. Furthermore, WWE still owns the rights to MVP, however, they've let him use it internationally.

Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Darwin for sending this in.

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