Hazeem Ali has locked down the trademark rights to his ring name, “Armando Alejandro Estrada” as well as the nickname of Umaga.
The former WWE personality filed for the ring name and the term “The Samoan Bulldozer” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 11th. The nickname of the late wrestler is listed for merchandising purposes. Here is the description for the ring name under entertainment services:
“Mark For: ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.”
Estrada had two runs with WWE from 2004-2008 and 2010-2012. Estrada was first introduced as the manager for Umaga in 2006 and was part of Umaga’s feud for the WWE Title with John Cena. He later became General Manager of ECW. He worked Braden Walker (Chris Harris) in the WWE debut match of the former TNA Tag Team Champion.