WWE have been changing a lot of names lately. The directives are said to have come directly from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon who doesn’t want talents to use their names in rival promotions.

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The latest instance of name change came during tonight’s episode of NXT 2.0. The commentary team repeatedly referred to Zack Gibson and James Drake as Gibson and Drake.

The duo, collectively known as Grizzled Young Veterans, suffered a loss at the hands of Legado Del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro) during tonight’s episode of NXT 2.0.

Former independent wrestler Rok-C also debuted under a new ring name on NXT 2.0. Now known as Roxanne Perez, the former ROH Women’s Champion defeated Toxic Attraction’s Jacy Jayne in singles match.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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