WWE has a lot of talented people backstage who used to light up the squared circle. Petey Williams is working for WWE as a backstage producer, and he even took a spear from Bobby Lashley on television. Interestingly enough, that is not the name they called Williams on television.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that a lot of people were surprised to hear Petey Williams referred to as “Pete.” That was apparently a mandate that Vince McMahon handed down, because he hates the name Petey.

PETE WILLIAMS turned some heads when he wasn’t referred to as “Petey Williams” on Raw, as he’s been his entire career. We were actually told this past summer that was an insistence of Vince McMahon, who demanded he be referred to as “Pete” backstage.

We’ll have to see when Pete Williams is used again on WWE television. It was certainly a surprise to see him on television this time around, and he also proved that he can take a bump if needed.


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