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Who Are Some Wrestlers Sabotaged By Their Names

Post by Bob-O » Jun 20th, '19, 10:33

Vince has been on a kick of name reduction or "Main Roster Tax", but with AEW on the horizon it seems WWE is back to their random name generator for talent. Looking back, who are some guys you think could have gone further without the re-branding?

For example, despite it being his own creation, I think Mike Mizanin could have reached elite status, while "The Miz" peaked with that short title run.


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Post by cero2k » Jun 20th, '19, 11:25

right off the bat, I could never see anyone with names like Fandango, No Way Jose, or Mojo Rawley be world champions ever

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Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 20th, '19, 18:45

cero2k wrote:
Jun 20th, '19, 11:25
right off the bat, I could never see anyone with names like Fandango, No Way Jose, or Mojo Rawley be world champions ever
Yup.


Juice Robinson and Dolph Ziggler seemed to have miraculously escaped a similar fate.
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Post by cero2k » Jun 20th, '19, 18:57

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 20th, '19, 18:45
cero2k wrote:
Jun 20th, '19, 11:25
right off the bat, I could never see anyone with names like Fandango, No Way Jose, or Mojo Rawley be world champions ever
Yup.


Juice Robinson and Dolph Ziggler seemed to have miraculously escaped a similar fate.
I fought about them too, but they seemed to have overcome that stigma. For that matter, a lot of the one name people in WWE feel the same, but it can be overcome, i'm talking of guys like Big E, Elias, Andrade, or Cesaro.

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Post by Serujuunin » Jun 21st, '19, 00:19

cero2k wrote:
Jun 20th, '19, 18:57
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 20th, '19, 18:45
cero2k wrote:
Jun 20th, '19, 11:25
right off the bat, I could never see anyone with names like Fandango, No Way Jose, or Mojo Rawley be world champions ever
Yup.


Juice Robinson and Dolph Ziggler seemed to have miraculously escaped a similar fate.
I fought about them too, but they seemed to have overcome that stigma. For that matter, a lot of the one name people in WWE feel the same, but it can be overcome, i'm talking of guys like Big E, Elias, Andrade, or Cesaro.
Three out of the four of these don't really bother me, but for some reason, Andrade's drives me MENTAL and I can't say why.

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Post by NWK2000 » Jun 21st, '19, 08:16

I don't know why nobody brings this up, but Taka Michinoku. Considering he debuted in Michinoku Pro, that would be like if someone came from the Performance Center named "Tim Entertainment" and he proceeded to use that as a ring name for 20 years and nobody batted an eye
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Post by KILLdozer » Jun 21st, '19, 09:37

"DH Smith" probably didn't help much...
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Post by KILLdozer » Jun 21st, '19, 09:42

Maybe "EC3" is why he suddenly went so far downhill so fast...
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Post by cero2k » Jun 21st, '19, 11:02

KILLdozer wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 09:42
Maybe "EC3" is why he suddenly went so far downhill so fast...
they've could have easily called him Ethan Carter III, but the rumor is that he got buried because he couldn't get Dean Ambrose booed in a house show

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Post by NWK2000 » Jun 21st, '19, 11:34

cero2k wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:02
KILLdozer wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 09:42
Maybe "EC3" is why he suddenly went so far downhill so fast...
they've could have easily called him Ethan Carter III, but the rumor is that he got buried because he couldn't get Dean Ambrose booed in a house show
I've ranted about that before. I've also come to conclusion that he needs to be a rich, pompous asshole at the top of the company like he was in TNA, otherwise it just betrays the fact that he's average at best
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Post by KILLdozer » Jun 21st, '19, 11:41

NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:34
cero2k wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:02
KILLdozer wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 09:42
Maybe "EC3" is why he suddenly went so far downhill so fast...
they've could have easily called him Ethan Carter III, but the rumor is that he got buried because he couldn't get Dean Ambrose booed in a house show
I've ranted about that before. I've also come to conclusion that he needs to be a rich, pompous asshole at the top of the company like he was in TNA, otherwise it just betrays the fact that he's average at best
Doesn't help when you DON'T actually get "VICTORY. AFTER VICTORY. AFTER VICTORY. AFTER VICTORY."...either...
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Post by cero2k » Jun 21st, '19, 12:05

NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:34

I've ranted about that before. I've also come to conclusion that he needs to be a rich, pompous asshole at the top of the company like he was in TNA, otherwise it just betrays the fact that he's average at best
exactly, they don't even need to refer to TNA or Dixie at all. Make him the MJF of NXT and that's it. Make him a stooge of Shane because they're friends from the private golf club or something.

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Post by KILLdozer » Jun 21st, '19, 14:55

cero2k wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 12:05
NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:34

I've ranted about that before. I've also come to conclusion that he needs to be a rich, pompous asshole at the top of the company like he was in TNA, otherwise it just betrays the fact that he's average at best
exactly, they don't even need to refer to TNA or Dixie at all. Make him the MJF of NXT and that's it. Make him a stooge of Shane because they're friends from the private golf club or something.
Or like the new Jbl...some kind of top of the line rich guy...except without that cowboy shit mixed in...
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Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 21st, '19, 16:00

NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:34

I've ranted about that before. I've also come to conclusion that he needs to be a rich, pompous asshole at the top of the company like he was in TNA, otherwise it just betrays the fact that he's average at best
He can be upper-midcard, but I'll agree that he needs to be something of a viable threat.
cero2k wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 12:05
exactly, they don't even need to refer to TNA or Dixie at all. Make him the MJF of NXT and that's it. Make him a stooge of Shane because they're friends from the private golf club or something.
An excellent idea.
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Post by Bob-O » Jun 23rd, '19, 16:20

cero2k wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 12:05
NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 21st, '19, 11:34

I've ranted about that before. I've also come to conclusion that he needs to be a rich, pompous asshole at the top of the company like he was in TNA, otherwise it just betrays the fact that he's average at best
exactly, they don't even need to refer to TNA or Dixie at all. Make him the MJF of NXT and that's it. Make him a stooge of Shane because they're friends from the private golf club or something.
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