After reaching an agreement with WWE, Chris Jericho is now the owner of the trademarks to his ring name.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the two sides came to a deal regarding the trademarks of his name as Jericho gave WWE the rights to own the intellectual property of anything created by either of them during his time with the company.
Meltzer suggests that WWE Money in the Bank may be a part of this agreement as Jericho came up with the idea for the contest. Per the report, before the deal was made, “Jericho wouldn’t be able to use the term Y2J or any of the trademarks of his other characters in WWE.”
It should be noted that he could have used Jericho anyway based on prior usage, but this deal is WWE acknowledging it.
Jericho did mention on a recent episode of his Saturday night Q&A special that he wants to distance himself from the Y2J name as he sees that name being in the past and he’s more focused on the future right now.
Jericho will battle Orange Cassidy in a Mimosa Mayhem Match at the AEW All Out pay-per-view event on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place.