WWE can have several plans for a Superstar when they debut. Not all of them are the best ideas.
While speaking to Talk Is Jericho, The Man Beast discussed WWE’s version of ECW. They wanted to dye his hair blonde at one point and call him “Mary.” Thankfully, that didn’t happen.
“They wanted to change my name to Mary. This was after ECW. They were like, ‘We gotta change your name.’ And I go, ‘Why?’ They go, ‘We can’t patent it.’ [Joe Legend[ said, ‘Why don’t they just change [the I] to a Y?’ I think they just wanted to create their own character for me. Edge goes, ‘You guys are going to drop the ball. Bring him in as our friend and heater.’ They wanted to dye my hair blonde and make me their little brother. Can you imagine having to dye your hair blonde all the time? They were kicking around different ideas. Juggernaut was one. The worst one was Mary. I don’t know where it came from,”
Rhino was offered a lot of money to stay with WWE. He didn’t want to sit at home even if he was making double. Now he’s with Impact Wrestling and working the indies. He wanted to be in the ring and that’s what is happening. Nobody’s suggesting that anyone call him “Mary” either.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote