Vince McMahon has a lot of things going on in his brain. Many things he decides on end up changing something about the much larger WWE which he controls. Sometimes he decides someone needs a new name, and he’s done that quite a bit for various reasons.
Colt Cabana was in FCW, WWE’s developmental territory for a while. He wasn’t called Cabana, because his name was Scotty Goldman. His real name is Scott Colton. The Scotty likely came from his real first name, but the Goldman part was given to Cabana for a much different reason.
While speaking to AEW Unrestricted, Colt Cabana told a story about Vince McMahon’s decision on his WWE name. McMahon apparently gave him the last name Goldman because he is Jewish.
“I’ve got a couple stories about where ‘Goldman’ came from. I heard Vince [McMahon] was like, ‘is he really Jewish?’ They’re like, ‘yeah, I guess.’ Alright Goldman, and I don’t know why ‘Scotty.’ I mean I know why Scotty, but I don’t know why that was the name, and ‘Scotty Goldman’ appeared losing his debut match to Brian Kendrick in under two minutes as a platform for Brian Kendrick to move into a match against Triple H. That was the spot I was given.
“Maybe other people will succeed in that manner. Who knows? The next match it was me and Kung Fu Naki vs. Kozlov in a handicap match, and again, that was the spot I was given. I was happy to do it, but in my head, that’s not how you debut wrestlers or ones that you think highly of. I kind of think how I was thought of.”
Scotty Goldman never became much of a WWE Superstar, but Colt Cabana is getting a nice focus in AEW. He entered AEW and was soon signed. Now he’s member of the Dark Order and could be involved in some compelling drama down the line.
It’s unclear why Vince McMahon liked the name Goldman so much, but he didn’t use him much.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote