WWE will make some interesting choices, especially when it comes to what they say on television. This caused a bit of an issue this week.
Tyler Rust wrestled a man this week on WWE NXT, and he won the match. His enhancement talent opponent was nameless for much of the five-minute match, and this was apparently by design.
“I felt so bad for the announcers, because it was very clear that they weren’t supposed to say his name,” Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio. They continued referring to him as “his opponent” instead of saying his name.
It was noted that “they were sure trying not to mention a name.” Tyler Rust’s opponent did have a name, and the announcer team said it was Rios a couple of times during the match.
It’s unknown why WWE wouldn’t want the announce team to reveal Rust’s enhancement talent’s name, but that was apparently the case.
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