Recently, ex-WWE star Ryback has threatened Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott with legal action, claiming the running back has stolen his “Feed Me” trademark.
Ryback utilized the phrase “Feed Me More” as a wrestler in the WWE and popularized the saying. The phrase became so well known that WWE crowds chanted it at arenas for years.
“I’ll tie him up for years,” said Ryback. “He ain’t using it. So he better get a good tattoo artist to go have him cover that tattoo up on his stomach.”
Ryback claims he officially owns the trademark for the phrase. In addition, when he heard Elliott applied for a similar “Feed Me” trademark in September, he was livid.
“This is exactly my phrase,” Ryback explained. “It’s exactly. And it’s the same meaning. And that will cause confusion.”
WWE’s Ryback Says Dallas Cowboys Elliott Stole Phrase
Ryback says he thinks Elliott, who is a known wrestling fan, specifically stole the “Feed Me” phrase from watching him in the ring.
However, Elliott using the phrase is not a new occurrence. He’s used the “Feed Me” phrase since he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2016. In fact, just this offseason he had a large tattoo of the phrase inked on his stomach to immortalize it.
As of now, it is unclear how the trademark office will rule on the decision. But, Ryback says he is ready to fight a legal battle against Elliott over the phrase’s usage.
Meanwhile, the wrestler continues to bash Elliott for even attempting to take over the phrase.
“I think it’s low-life, quite frankly,” Ryback said adamantly. “You’re literally trying to latch onto somebody else’s brand and then take it and make it your own. It’s like, come on, be a little more creative.”
For now, Elliott will also be focused on his team’s poor start to the season with a record of 1-2. The Cowboys will look to get back on track on Sunday afternoon when they play the Cleveland Browns.