WWE has had plenty of failed attempts at pay-per-views in the past. They have tried themed events before and while some have caught on, others like the submission-only event Breaking Point didn’t fair too well.
One PPV WWE seems to have put on the back burner for the longest time was Taboo Tuesday. This event centered around voting for match participants and gimmicks. Bruce Prichard revealed on Something To Wrestle With that all voting for these events was totally legit, although WWE did stack the choices a little bit to sway the audience in voting a certain way.
But it’s been twelve years since WWE did a Taboo Tuesday show before morphing it into Cyber Sunday. Then again we haven’t even seen a Cyber Sunday since 2008, but if the re-emergence of the Punjabi Prison Match has taught us anything it’s that you can never say it’s been too long for something to happen in WWE.
As it turns out, WWE might have a little interest in bringing back the popular voting-themed event because on July 24th WWE registered for “Taboo Tuesday” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The trademark they applied for is listed as: “Entertainment services, namely, a show about professional wrestling; entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment; fan club services, namely, organizing and staging events with wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the field of sports entertainment; online journals, namely, blogs in the fields of sports entertainment”
Seeing that SmackDown Live is on Tuesdays this might just be a special theme planned for an upcoming show. But only time will tell if fans will be treated to another dose of voting for their favorite superstars and gimmick matches for an entire night of PPV action.