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WWE Let Major Edge Trademark Lapse

Could he become the 'Greatest Wrestler Ever', perhaps?

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WWE has reportedly abandoned their trademark filing for Edge's 'Rated-R Superstar' nickname.

The Wrestling Observer reported that the company ceased their copyright claim on 21 May - they'd previously trademarked 'Rated-R Superstar' on 5 April, which just so happened to be Edge's return to singles action against Randy Orton on night two of WrestleMania 36.

Now, it seems, they're no longer interested in calling him by his most famous moniker.

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This isn't the first time WWE has abandoned 'Rated-R Superstar'. They let it go on 20 January 2014 (after originally filing to secure it again on 17 September 2012). For reference, Edge retired the first time in April 2011, but was still involved with the promotion in a non-wrestling capacity.

He's back as an in-ring worker in 2020, so it's a little confusing that WWE are ditching a name most fans closely identify with his act.

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Some on Twitter are speculating that the company might have something new in store for him after his 'Greatest Wrestling Match' with Orton at Backlash. Could Edge become the 'Greatest Wrestler Ever', or something like that?

Would anyone rule that sort of thing out?

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