Wine Smackdown

World Wrestling Entertainment wants to put a headlock on a different kind of opponent – a wine school.

WWE issued a cease-and-desist order to the Philadelphia Wine School for its “Sommelier Smackdown” food and wine pairing competition, claiming the name trades on that of WWE’s “SmackDown” TV show.

Wine School owner Keith Wallace isn’t backing down, though. “How pathetic is that?” Wallace was quoted on “The juxtaposition of these two concepts – wine and guys jumping around in masks and things like that – is just a funny thing,” he said.