WALTER had a stellar run in NXT UK as he became the longest-reigning champion in modern WWE as he held the NXT UK Title for a record 870 days. He would lose the title to Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver 36.

WWE has a habit of changing up talents names for usually no reason whatsoever. That also includes shortening the names of their talents. WALTER was subjected to this as well.

On this weeks episode of NXT 2.0, WALTER squared off against Roderick Strong in a singles match. After defeating Strong, WALTER revealed that he is now called Gunther, which certainly angered fans.

Finn Balor took to Twitter and defended WWE changing WALTER’s name as he stated that everyone hated his own name at first as well.


Everyone hated FINN too!

Even Keith Lee felt sorry for WALTER after his name got changed, We will have to wait and see how GUNTHER will be booked in the coming weeks as his time in NXT 2.0 has already gotten off to an unpleasant start.

Tags: Finn Balor
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