A couple weeks ago when AEW made its maiden voyage to the Great White North, “Smart Mark” Sterling revealed his most dastardly move yet: he owned the trademark, “Scissor Me!”. This meant that The Acclaimed could no longer do the act of scissoring or talk about said act.
Besides trademarking “Scissor Me!”, Sterling also claimed the trademark “varsity” and christened his clients, Tony Nese and Josh Woods as “Varsity Athletes”. Varsity Blondes never trademarked it, thus they lost the right to use it.
With Rampage back at Daily’s Place, the stage was set for a stipulation match. The Acclaimed would defend their tag team titles against Varsity Athletes. If the champs retained, that would be set the scissor free.
The live show kicked off with this important match. Sterling donned a pink suit with green scissors on the jacket. His clients wore “Scissor Me Daddy Ass” shirts with the last word covered in tape with the other’s last name on it. They mocked their opponents why freely scissoring one another.
Max Caster hit the Mic Drop to retain the titles and more importantly, the right to scissor his partner on national TV. Following the win, Anthony Bowens threw in a Scissor Me Timbers on Sterling for good measure. Billy Gunn ripped up the trademark paperwork. To celebrate, The Acclaimed scissored Daddy Ass and the crowd went wild. All is right in the wrestling world.
Now that one trademark has been vanquished, perhaps Brian Pillman, Jr. and Griff Garrison can have a match with Varsity Athletes to try to get “Varsity” back. If they’re successful against Woods and Nese, they can get their name back and Sterling’s clients can find their own name to trademark.
The Acclaimed are red hot and also have a target on their backs. They have a stacked tag team division that are gunning (no pun intended) for their gold, but they can cut through them to have a long title reign.