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Dwayne Johnson buys ownership to multiple phrases as copyrights

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson adds more than a dozen phrases to ownership

By Web Desk
March 01, 2024
Dwayne Johnson buys multiple nicknames along with The Rock
Dwayne Johnson buys multiple nicknames along with "The Rock" 

Dwayne Johnson seems to be wanting to be called by more names other than “The Rock.”

Infact, Johnson is now the official owner of the nickname “The most electrifying man in sports and entertainment.”

The actor and former wrestler, whose fame skyrocketed as a WWE star about 20 years ago, has bought the rights to multiple nicknames, insults and catchphrases that he was called with in his ring era in the 90s and early 2000s.

The owned phrases include “Candy A*s,” “Jabroni,” and “If you smell what The Rock is cooking.”

Johnson’s ownership of the intellectual-property rights to the names and phrases comes after he made a deal to become a part of the board of directors of TKO Group Holdings, which is a company named Endeavor, that also merged WWE and the UFC.

Johnson got the ownership rights to his famous ring name l, “The Rock,” last month in a 10-K filing Feb. 27. TKO additionally revealed two dozen names and taglines that are also owned by Johnson now.

All the newly owned phrases include:

“The Rock,” “Rocky Maivia,” “Team Corporate,” “Rock Nation,” “The Nation,” “Roody Poo,” “Candy Ass,” “Jabroni,” “If you smell what The Rock is cooking,” “The Samoan Sensation,” “The Blue Chipper,” “The Brahma Bull,” “The People’s Champion,” “The Great One,” “Know Your Role and Shut Your Mouth,” “Team Bring It,” “The Rock Just Bring It,” “The People’s Elbow,” “Rock Bottom,” “Finally, The Rock has come back to…,” “It doesn’t matter what…,” “Blue Hell,” “The millions… (and millions),” “Rockpocalypse,” “Project Rock” and “The most electrifying man in sports and entertainment.”

As part of the TKO agreement, Johnson also has control over related logos and service marks as well as “all other nicknames, caricatures, voice, signature, gestures, routines, costumes or parts of costumes, accessories [and] crowns” that are in anyway related to his time as a WWE wrestler.