Dexter Lumis was one of the highlights of NXT television for the past couple of years, especially due to his amusing storyline with Indi Hartwell. However, Lumis and nine other NXT stars were released by WWE earlier this year. 

Dexter Lumis made his return back in August, much to the delight of fans. Since then, he has been involved in a very one-sided storyline with The Miz. It continues even now.

While speaking on MCW Backstage Pass, Lumis discussed the process of choosing a new WWE name. He revealed that his name is a homage to the classic movie called ‘Halloween.’

“It’s just, hey, you get an email and it’s like, hey pitch us five names. Anything but your own name and the intellectual property. So I basically just, I didn’t initially have the name ‘Dexter Lumis.’ I had it in the list.


“I don’t even know if it was Dexter Lumis, it may have been like ‘Dexter Shawshank’ or something. But the writers seemed to like ‘Dexter Lumis.’ Lumis was a play on Dr. ‘Loomis’ from Halloween, we just spelled it different for trademark reasons and whatnot.

“So I was always a big fan of the horror movie genre. ‘Halloween’ is one of my favorite horror movies from the 70s, early 80s. Dr. Loomis, Sam Loomis, that was the guy who I sort of based that name on, and Dexter obviously being the famous TV show, the vigilante serial killer that kills bad people.”

Lumis has yet to wrestle for WWE since returning to the company. On the September 26 edition of Raw, Lumis attacked The Miz and his band of ‘Miz-Force’ security guards. We’ll have to see when he’ll wrestle again.

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