Doudrop talks about a possible name change.
When Doudrop, formely known as Piper Niven, joined the main roster in June 2021, fans were confused and concerned about her name change. Since then, Doudrop has stated in multiple interviews that she has grown to be comfortable with the name change and has grown into the role of that character.
In a new interview with Inside The Ropes, Doudrop revealed that there have been conversations with WWE's new regime about a potential name change.
"I’ll give 100% full transparency about it, we did have a conversation about it. We did have a conversation about it. Because here’s the thing, before it was Vince’s vision and now it’s Triple H’s vision. So it’s like ‘What’s your vision and where do you see this going, are you open to ideas?’. For me, I don’t mind either way. I would just like to make more deliberate steps going forward with [my] character. I feel like for the past little while, things have [been weird]. When I was first [given] Doudrop, I obviously initially had no idea what to do. It took me such a long time to get comfortable with who Doudrop was, I was like I get this, I’m bubbly and I’m happy and I’m essentially Jojo Siwa. After a minute, I bought into it and I got comfortable with it and then [they turned me heel]. I was like ‘I don’t know how to do that.’ There’s so much trial and error that went on as I was going, so it took a minute to figure out who heel Doudrop is. Now that Triple H has come on board, I kinda just wanted to get more a feel of who she is supposed to be and what the options would be as far as different facets of that character or maybe a new character or maybe even an old character. So, we’ll see. As I said, it’s an exciting time."
Doudrop also revealed that Triple H, who oversees WWE's creative process, was receptive to the idea.
"Yes. He was receptive to all ideas. I’m very much aware that there is probably like lots of other people that are looking for changes and such, but I’m willing to be patient and make sure that we’re being deliberate and making sure we know the direction [of the character] and where we want to go.”
Fightful had a interview with Doudrop earlier this year. Click here to watch the full interview.
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