Bron Breakker recently spoke about the origins of his wrestling name. The NXT 2.0 star was originally supposed to go with “Rex Steiner”, but the higher ups dropped the name altogether and replaced it with Bron Breakker.

In an interview with Daily DDT, the 24-year-old revealed he was the one who came up with the new name and that it was an homage to him wanting to break people in half during his football days.

“We were just sitting around one day and I’m like, ‘Well, when I used to block people in football, I used to try to break them in half,” he told Graham GSM Matthews.

“That was literally what I tried to do: snap them in half and break them. What if I’m the breaker? I break people, Breakker, and then it came to me. Bron is part of my first name and that’s what we went with.”


However, the new name did not stop the crowd from chanting “Dog Faced Gremlin” and “Big Bad Booty Nephew” towards Breakker during his appearance on the yellow brand.

While the former American football player has no problem with fans referencing his father Rick Steiner and uncle Scott Steiner on NXT 2.0, he says he wants to carve out a path of his own.

“What my dad and uncle did before me with some of their promos and stuff that they’ve done, they’ve laid all this groundwork. There’s all this stuff out there for me to use if I want to. Obviously, I’m not going to bank my entire… that’s not what I’m going for. I want to make a name for myself and stand on my own, but there’s certain things out there we can use.”

Breakker and his team of Carmelo Hayes, Tony D’Angelo and Grayson Waller will be taking on Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne and LA Knight in a new school vs. old school men’s war games match at the brand’s WarGames PPV event tonight.

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Manik Aftab

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