Nigel McGuinness, a renowned figure in the world of professional wrestling, has recently hinted that he may not be entirely done with his in-ring career. In a recent statement, McGuinness expressed that he was open to the possibility of a retirement match at the upcoming AEW All-In event, scheduled for this summer at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Fans of the UK-born former ROH World Champion are undoubtedly excited about the prospect of seeing him compete one last time. In a move that lends credibility to his statement, McGuinness has taken the necessary steps to secure his ring name legally.
On May 4, he filed a trademark for "Nigel McGuinness" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. To ensure the process went smoothly, McGuinness enlisted the help of Michael E. Dockins, a well-known lawyer specializing in wrestling gimmicks, popularly referred to as the "Gimmick Attorney."
Trademark Filing Shows Commitment
The decision to file a trademark demonstrates McGuinness's commitment to protecting his brand and intellectual property, regardless of whether he steps back into the ring.
It also serves as a reminder of his contributions to the sport and his long-standing presence in the wrestling community. It has been over a decade since McGuinness last laced up his wrestling boots, with his most recent in-ring appearance dating back to December 2011.
Over the years, he has built a reputation as a fierce competitor, skilled technician, and charismatic performer. His potential return to the squared circle would be a fitting send-off for his illustrious career and a thrilling spectacle for fans who have followed him throughout his journey.
While the trademark filing does not guarantee that McGuinness will participate in a retirement match at AEW All In, it certainly raises anticipation among wrestling enthusiasts. If he does choose to compete, it would be a momentous occasion, providing a fitting stage for the UK-born wrestling icon to bid farewell to the sport he loves.
As the AEW All-In event draws nearer, the wrestling world will closely monitor McGuinness's next move. Regardless of the outcome, his dedication to the sport and his fans remains evident in his ongoing efforts to preserve his legacy and uphold professional wrestling standards.