WWE Fights Travis Scott Over Cactus Jack Trademark
Travis Scott and WWE are wrestling over trademark claims. The World Wrestling Entertainment powerhouse is attempting to block La Flame’s “Cactus Jack” trademark, which it abandoned in 2010, because it was once a nickname for wrestler Mick Foley, according to Wrestling News.
The renowned fighter, who also went by Dude Love and Mankind, fought under the Cactus Jack name as a tribute to his father since the 1980s. Foley still sells a variety of shirts with the “Cactus Jack” nickname on them and many fans have wondered about Scott’s use of the beloved wrestler’s moniker online.
hey @RealMickFoley are you getting any compensation from Travis Scott naming his record label after you?
— Harold (@TheHofSpades) September 27, 2017
@RealMickFoley Sue Travis boy you're the OG Cactus Jack.
— Based Marvin (@BasedMarvin6) May 11, 2017
Scott is no stranger to wrestling. In 2015, he told GQ that he once dreamed of being a part of the WWE, which was previously known as the WWF. “Since I was six, I wanted to be a fucking wrestler,” he said. “The Hardy Boys was fucking amazing. X-Pac was like my idol. So, performances, I always wanted to make it feel like it was the WWF or some shit.”
La Flame remains a fan of the WWE. Last year, he attended the company’s Survivor Series extravaganza in his hometown.
Scott announced the launch of his Cactus Jack imprint in March of 2017. “I’m not doing it to have financial control over my music,” he told Numéro Magazine at the time. “I want first and foremost to help other artists, launch new names, to provide opportunities. I want to do for them what happened to me, but better. By better I mean no bullshit. No lying to the artists about album release dates or the budgets of videos and albums.”
Last month, Scott’s alternate nickname Cactus Jack inspired the album title for Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, his collaborative album with Quavo. On the title track, he raps: “Cactus Jack, yeah / Got plaques on plaques, yeah / Hits on hits, yeah, in the mix.”