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SummerSlam 2016 news, hand gesture trademark update, WWE signs with ECW Press

– The plan for SummerSlam 2016 is for the show to go back to Los Angeles. In recent years they’ve made Los Angeles the home for SummerSlam but they will be doing the show at the Barclays Center in New York this year. The show was supposed to be at the Izod Center but plans changed when it was announced that the Izod Center would be closing. The reason why the show is on the east coast this year is because they didn’t want both WrestleMania and SummerSlam in California on the same year.

– As far as the story of WWE trying to trademark the kliq hand signal that is used now in New Japan by The Young Bucks and the Bullet Club faction, it may be because so many people have been wearing Bullet Club shirts at NXT shows, particularly the TakeOver shows and the recent Ohio shows. In the past the company would have given fans shirts to wear over them or had fans leave if they refused to do so but these days you can’t do that since that kind of stuff gets out quickly on social media and things get out to mainstream media more frequently than they used to.

– WWE has signed a deal with ECW Press of Canada so they will be producing books for them. The first book on the deal will be an Iron Sheik autobiography called “The Iron Sheik: Listen Jabroni.” The book is slated for an October release and is ghost written by Keith Elliot Greenberg. There will also do an autobiography on Bill Apter under the new deal with WWE.

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