WWE files a trademark application for ‘WWE Speed’

The wrestler with the most points at the end of the match is declared the winner.

WWE has officially applied for the trademark “WWE Speed” under entertainment services. WWE Speed is a new match concept currently being tested by WWE, featuring five-minute timers with the wrestler with the most points at the end of the event is declared the winner.

WWE has filmed several matches under the “Speed” format, but it’s not yet clear whether it will become a regular show or simply remain a special attraction for short form social media posts.

The matches showcased during the WWE Speed test run included Cedric Alexander vs. Axiom and Bronson Reed vs. Nathan Frazer. The countdown timer and “WWE Speed” logo were prominently displayed on LED boards around the ring and throughout the arena.

In addition to the time-limited matches, WWE Speed also features a unique scoring system where wrestlers are awarded points based on their performance. The wrestler with the most points at the end of the match is declared the winner.  Points are awarded for pinfalls and submissions (1 point) and near falls (0.5 points). No points for disqualifications or countouts. In case of a tie, the wrestler with the most near falls wins.

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