The reason behind WWE’s latest name changes

It didn’t escape you: several WWE Superstars have either had their names changed or received some name changes lately. Starting with Walter who became Gunther, or his partner Marcel Barthel who became Ludwig Kaiser. Without forgetting Austin Theory who has lost his first name or Raquel González now Raquel Rodriguez.

During the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer returned to the reason for these name changes. According to him, the Superstars received a message in which it is said that Vince McMahon no longer allows anyone to use his real name or a name he used before joining WWE, especially in the independent scene..

Of course, this rule only seems to apply to newcomers, and especially not to people who have already managed to make a name for themselves in the main roster, such as Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, Cody Rhodes and d other wrestlers…

This explains why several Superstars have been entitled to a new name.

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