The wrestling industry has been shaken by grave allegations against Vince McMahon, the most divisive figure in the realm of sports entertainment. Things are different in WWE now as Triple H is now in charge of Creative and with McMahon permanently out of the picture, it appears WWE might have done away with one of McMahon’s rules as well.

Tama Tonga made his much-anticipated debut on WWE SmackDown, joining forces with Solo Sikoa. This alliance seems to be laying the groundwork for a new Bloodline or an offshoot of the faction, potentially setting the stage for a future showdown against Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, and others.

Notably, Tonga was allowed to retain his wrestling name, Tama Tonga, marking a departure from the previous regime’s tendency to require name changes for wrestlers coming from other promotions for trademark and merchandising reasons. This shift suggests that WWE, under new leadership, is becoming more flexible with wrestler names and gimmicks.

Additionally, Fightful Select reported that Giulia, another new WWE signing, is expected to retain her name and make her debut at NXT Heatwave on July 7th. This further indicates WWE’s evolving approach to talent management, which now includes honoring a wrestler’s established identity and acknowledging their past achievements.


This change aligns with WWE’s recent efforts to embrace the broader wrestling landscape, with references to promotions such as NJPW and CMLL on WWE TV. It’s clear that WWE is entering a new era, one that is more open to recognizing wrestlers’ previous work and affiliations, which is a departure from the more insular practices of the past. Fans can look forward to seeing how this fresh perspective impacts future talent signings and storylines within the company.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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