WWE used to shorten or change the names of superstars whenever they moved from NXT to the main roster because those orders came directly from Vince McMahon. With Triple H running things now, the edict is no longer in place. Tonight, another superstar got his full name back.
Riddle is finally back to being Matt Riddle. The Original Bro was called by his full name during his interview with Seth Rollins on Raw this week. The graphics on the screen read “Matt Riddle” as well. The interview heated up after Rollins dragged Rollin’s divorce into the feud.
That interview ended in nasty fashion as well. Rollins brought up Riddle’s real-life divorce, and Riddle promised to “f*ck” Rollins up.
Theory is also reportedly set to wrestle under his original name, Austin Theory. The 2022 Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner is being advertised for a live event in Manchester under his full name.
As previously noted, Triple H discussed changing Doudrop’s name back to Piper Niven. Doudrop used to work in NXT UK as Piper Niven. Vince McMahon changed the name after she made her main roster debut. She thought her name change was temporary at first. We’ll have to see what Triple H decides to do next.
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