Big Bill was once a realest guy in the room in WWE as Big Cass. Those days are over, and he spent years on the indies, and Impact Wrestling, before landing in AEW. That move to AEW also saw name change, and it was apparently Tony Khan’s idea.

Tony Khan is the man in charge of AEW’s creative process, and that’s always been the case. His decisions shape the landscape that AEW is laying every week as fans continue tuning in for more.

During a recent episode of Hey E-W, Big Bill revealed that he didn’t love that new name at first. Then he was told that Tony Khan loved the name, and that was enough to get him to accept the new name.

“I was told that a name was suggested for me was Big Bill, and I saw, ‘Ah, I’m not so sure,’ and they said, ‘Tony loves it.’ I said, ‘It’s fantastic.’”


Big Bill recently forged a collaboration with Mogul Embassy’s Brian Cage, a partnership that commenced during their pairing in the Blind Eliminator Tournament. Their teamwork was showcased in a recent tag team match where Bill, alongside Cage, faced off against the AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR on the August 5 episode of AEW Collision.

AEW has a lot of inventive ideas, but not all of them land. Thankfully, Big Bill is a name that fans have gotten used to.

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