PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME APPLIES FOR WORLD CLASS TRADEMARKS By Steven Fernandes & Mike Johnson on 2017-06-12 16:21:00
The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, a non-profit museum and Hall based in Wichita Falls, Texas applied for two trademarks for "World Class Championship Wrestling" (one for the name, and the other for the well known WCCW logo featuring two wrestlers grappling) for merchandise and toys/action figures purposes. The trademarks were applied for on 6/7.
World Class was once one of the most popular promotions in the world, empowered by the Von Erich family, The Fabulous Freebirds and Chris Adams, among others. The original incarnation of the company under that name was used in September 1982 and ran through late 1989, when the initials were replaced by the USWA name.
World Wrestling Entertainment purchased the World Class video library from Kevin Von Erich and once sold a t-shirt utilizing the WCCW logo in conjunction with their "Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling" documentary. PWInsider.com research into the logo's trademark reveals it was abandoned in 2003.
The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame was founded in 2002 and originally located in Upstate New York. The Hall relocated to Wichita Falls, Texas in November 2015.