Road Dogg Comments On WWE Changing The Names Of Their Superstars

Road Dogg trusts the process.

WWE has a penchant for tinkering with the names of its performers, often changing them once signed or making alterations over time. AJ Styles jumps out as one of the few who managed to keep his when he joined the company in January 2016. Others such as Riddle, Humberto, Angel, Shotzi, and Theory, among many more have had their first names lopped off. Meanwhile, talents such as Gunther, Alba Fyre, Butch, Katana Chance, Ludwig Kaiser, and others have been renamed altogether.

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Speaking with Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone, Road Dogg commented on the slew of name changes that have taken place recently, saying that it sucks now but in six months we're all likely to forget.

“It’s just like when you think back, they changed Fergal McDevitt, or whatever his name was, to Finn Balor. [People were like] ‘Oh my god, the world is gonna end.' Now it’s just like ‘Finn Balor, yay!’ Do you know what I mean? It hurts for a minute when they change something you were used to. So you go ‘Oh, that sucks,’ and in six months you forgot about that and you have a t-shirt with the new name on it. We as a fanbase, and I say we because I’m a huge wrestling fan, we want what we want and we want it right now," he said.

Prior to being released by WWE in January 2022, Road Dogg was working at the WWE Performance Center where he was teaching classes on promos and character development.

Elsewhere during the interview, Road Dogg said that if there was any money in wrestling, Tony Khan wouldn't have had to buy Ring of Honor. Click here to read more.

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