Kofi Kingston is a hoarder and that really paid off in this instance. He held onto the full list of names that WWE pitched them before starting The New Day.
The New Day are running past five years as a stable, but that might not have happened if they went with some of the names WWE pitched them.
The list is segmented into Musical Names, Inspirational, Trios, and Religious. In the end, WWE went with a name pitched by Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods.
During the latest episode of The New Day: Feel The Power, they read the entire list of pitched names. They also dragged pretty much them each individually.
The Tribe (Kofi immediately mentioned the racial overtones and why this was a bad idea. This is in line with why he never became King Of The Ring.)
Healing Through Harmony
The Modern Marvels
Vibe & Vision
Trios Based Names:
Trillogy (with two L’s)
KBX (Kofi Big Xavier) (WWE later recycled this idea for Paige, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair’s stable by just using the first letters with PCB)
The House Of Light
The Voice (before the reality television show)
The House Of Positive Energy (HOPE)
House Of Purpose
The Calling (already a band)
Voices Of Triumph
The Prime (there was already Prime Time Players, but then it was revealed that they tried to put Titus O’Neil in The New Day at one point.)
The Sentinels (They said they’d be fine with that because of the X-Men reference.)
Genesis (already a band name)
Masons Of Salvation
Exodus (Already a band)
All Mighty (later used for Bobby Lashley)
Modern Day Saints
Brothers Of Xavier
SOS (Saving Our Souls)
Million Man Ministry (Xavier Woods said “that is 300% making it a very racial thing.”)
Names Kofi, Big E, and Xavier Pitched:
By Any Means Necessary (Xavier Woods suggested that name because he was heavy into Malcolm X audio books at the time. He said that he had to stop because he was becoming “very militant” and “I was rough for a second.”)
The New Way
The New Day
Throughout the entire episode they kept saying that this list of names was written by people who were paid to come up with those names. In the end, they went with a name that was pitched by the Superstars themselves.
Kofi Kingston said that their livelihood depended on a good name. Several names were trashed as they said that it would have resulted in instant death with the fans if they went out there under that name. It’s a good thing that Kofi Kingston held onto that list because it also gives us an insightful glimpse into WWE’s creative process.
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