Former WWE Superstar Ryback wants to move on from the legal fight over the rights to his name.
In a Twitter post, Ryback asks WWE, Vince McMahon and Triple H to let the trademark go since, as he says, it was not created by them. He says WWE is trying to make him spend nearly $200,000 to keep the name, a move that the calls petty.
His full tweet reads: “Publicly asking @wwe @VinceMcMahon @TripleH to let the Ryback trademark go. It wasn’t created by them and trying to make someone spend nearly 200K to keep their legal name and brand is petty and unnecessary. Please move on and erase me from your history and programming.”
In December during an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Ryback says WWE refiled for the name on the final day before he was set to get it.
Ryback says he sent Mark Carrano a message about it a couple of months ago and he believes it will take him 12 to 18 months to get the rights to the name but he would rather not have to go through the hassle of the legal process and the legal fees. He added, “It’s not gonna stop me from using the name on it but merchandising, I can’t have a shirt with Ryback on it or Ryback TV on YouTube. They also filed for [Ryback TV] in entertainment and online services, which is very odd.”