The New Day remains one of the best tag teams in pro wrestling history. When the New Day made their debut as a group, they were initially heels but were eventually turned into babyfaces due to their rise in popularity. They are unlikely to ever become heels again according to them.

The New Day certainly made their marks in the pro wrestling world but it seems the group almost had a ridiculous original name that would have killed their credibility. While speaking on his Talk is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho revealed that the group was close to being called “Fresh Coat of Paint.”

“That’s what New Day was. Their original name was literally, this is not a joke, ‘Fresh Coat of Paint.’ They decided on New Day basically right before. If you think about it, what does that even mean? Even ‘New Day’, what does that even mean?”

WWE’s mindset when it comes to giving names to WWE Superstars and groups is someone no one will ever understand. Regardless, it is certainly great that The New Day didn’t end up with the ridiculous name.


h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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