“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair has reportedly filed to trademark “The Man.” The term has been one often associated with Flair over his decades’ long career, but has been adopted within WWE by current Superstar, and RAW Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch.
In a recent tweet, the “Nature Boy” seemed to take open issue with both Becky Lynch and Taylor Swift. He purposely tagged them in the message, seemingly, to grab their attention.
“I Hate To Break It To You Both @BeckyLynchWWE And @taylorswift13, But I’m THE MAN!!! And To Be THE MAN, You Gotta Beat THE MAN! WOOOOO! #theman”
Lynch not only uses the nickname “The Man,” she also has the phrase on multiple pieces of WWE merchandise. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, recently released a new song entitled “The Man.”
The trademark filing will allegedly cover purposes intended for entertainment services—with wrestling exhibitions and appearances being purposefully stated. If successful, Flair would also own the right to use “The Man” on clothing, footwear, and headwear.
With Becky Lynch as popular as she is right now, she is commonly referenced to as “The Man” across all of WWE‘s output. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how the promotion reacts to Flair’s attempts to lock down the rights to own it.