One of the constants in WWE is the company changing up the names of their talent for no apparent rhyme or reason. This has been happening for several years now and the company won’t stop either. Road Dogg also defended WWE’s way of changing names all the time.

For the past few months, the company has made several name changes that simply did not make sense to fans. This includes Pete Dunne being renamed to Butch, WALTER being renamed to Gunther and most recently, LA Knight becoming Max Dupri.

While speaking to WrestleZone, Road Dogg talked about WWE constantly changing up talents’ names. The WWE Hall Of Famer defended WWE’s policy, stating that it is best in the long run.

“It’s just like when you think back, they changed Fergal McDevitt, or whatever his name was, to Finn Balor. [People were like] ‘Oh my god, the world is gonna end.’ Now it’s just like ‘Finn Balor, yay!’ Do you know what I mean? It hurts for a minute when they change something you were used to. So you go ‘Oh, that sucks,’ and in six months you forgot about that and you have a t-shirt with the new name on it. We as a fanbase, and I say we because I’m a huge wrestling fan, we want what we want and we want it right now,”


WWE will continue to change up their Superstars’ name no matter what and that is unlikely to ever change. Fans will ultimately just get used to the new names and the cycle will repeat. We’ll have to see whose name will be changed next.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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