WWE is currently facing multiple lawsuits for various reasons. It appears that the company has to face another potential lawsuit. Former WWE & ECW superstar Francine is now looking to take legal action over two WWE superstars’ nicknames.
Francine made her ECW debut at Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams event in 1995. She then managed several superstars in ECW until the promotion disbanded in 2001. During her time in ECW, she was referred to as “The Queen of Extreme.”
Recently, WWE referred to both Lita and Liv Morgan as “The Queen of Extreme” on WWE television. Former ECW star Francine noticed her nickname has been used without her consent.
On the “Eyes Up Here” podcast, Francine stated that she has been trademarked the name “Queen of Extreme” several months ago.
“I mean they’ve called her Queen of Extreme before Liv Morgan. We’ve talked about the Queen of Extreme Liv Morgan tried to use it too. And, you know, I [filed to] trademark that. I don’t know, it’s been maybe six months to close to a year now that I’m waiting for. Because it takes some time to go through. You can’t just do it and then tomorrow, you have it done.
It’s a big process. It takes time. And I mean, I’ve been using it now — It’s over 25 years going on 30 years… I appreciate the love. Please don’t get me wrong, but so many people were just like, ‘Hey, did you hear Corey Graves said this.’ And I’m just like, Okay, first of all, I’m never mad, I wouldn’t be mad at Amy, or Lita. I wouldn’t be mad at her. You know, she’s not going around saying it, finding her niche. Well, maybe she is, I don’t know. Not that I know of. But my concern over this whole thing is, I don’t want them to try and trademark it and then tell me you can’t use it anymore. Because I’ve been using it for almost three decades.”
Francine said that she will take legal action if WWE continues to use the name “Queen of Extreme.”
“Whether I’m in this business another day or another 30 years from now, if I do conventions, I’m going to sign the Queen of Extreme Francine and I’m going to get that trademark. And if they continue to use it, we’re going to file a cease and desist. And that’s it. because they would do it to me.”
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