On December 19, Impact Wrestling’s parent company Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC (via attorney Michael Dockins) filed to trademark the name Santino Marella. Most fans would know that Anthony Carelli played that character while in WWE.
The trademark expired in 2021, which is why the door was open for Impact to get it. This would appear to mean that Santino will be headed to Impact soon. Marella has been running the Battlearts school in Toronto and his daughter Ariana Grace is signed to a WWE developmental contract.
The filing states that it is for the following:
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes