Russ Taylor Confirms Name Change To Tyler Rust

Russ Taylor is now Tyler Rust. 

The NXT superstar confirmed the name change on social media, officially changing his handle to TylerRust_WWE. 

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On December 2, WWE filed to trademark the in-ring name "Tyler Rust." You can find the description for the filing by clicking here.

Rust made his NXT debut on December 2, appearing in the Thatch As Thatch Can segment alongside Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher. 

He was part of the December WWE Performance Center recruitment class. Prior to joining NXT, Rust was featured weekly on NJPW Strong. He also competed in an enhancement match on 205 Live in June 2019 against The Brian Kendrick. 

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