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Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by cero2k » Jun 4th, '19, 11:36

Source: f4wonline.com

It appears that a handful of NXT wrestlers have gotten their new WWE names.

The WWE Performance Center's website lists new names for Trevor Lee, Jessie Elaban, Eric Bugenhagen, Adrian Jaoude, and Luke Menzies. Lee is now listed as Cameron Grimes, Elaban is Jessi Kamea, Bugenhagen is Rik Bugez, Jaoude is Arturo Ruas, and Menzies is Ridge Holland.

Lee reported to the WWE Performance Center this February. He's been wrestling at NXT house shows in Florida but has yet to make his television debut for the brand.

Elaban made her WWE TV debut in last year's Mae Young Classic, losing to Taynara Conti in the first round.

Bugenhagen has gotten over on NXT house shows with his rock star/air guitar gimmick. He's also appeared on one NXT TV episode and took part in a battle royal at Worlds Collide as part of WrestleMania Axxess this April.

In addition to wrestling for NXT, Jaoude has become a regular for EVOLVE over the past few months.

Menzies is a former rugby player who transitioned to professional wrestling. He joined WWE in 2018.



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Post by NWK2000 » Jun 4th, '19, 14:05

I get people are shitting on these names but Cameron Grimes is a GREAT name for Trevor Lee
Also how the hell do you pronounce Bugez? Bugz? Bew-gez? Bug-ez?
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Re: Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by cero2k » Jun 4th, '19, 14:38

NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 4th, '19, 14:05
I get people are shitting on these names but Cameron Grimes is a GREAT name for Trevor Lee
it's a name that I can already see getting cut into Grimes only.

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Re: Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by NWK2000 » Jun 4th, '19, 15:11

cero2k wrote:
Jun 4th, '19, 14:38
NWK2000 wrote:
Jun 4th, '19, 14:05
I get people are shitting on these names but Cameron Grimes is a GREAT name for Trevor Lee
it's a name that I can already see getting cut into Grimes only.

At that point he should start dressing as a TMNT villain.
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Re: Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 4th, '19, 15:41

But... aren't these already "new names" for most of these people? And why the hell would you change Jaoude's name when he's been on TV a bunch of times already? And Boogenhagen's name is part of the f*cking gimmick!
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Re: Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by KILLdozer » Jun 4th, '19, 16:24

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 4th, '19, 15:41
But... aren't these already "new names" for most of these people? And why the hell would you change Jaoude's name when he's been on TV a bunch of times already? And Boogenhagen's name is part of the f*cking gimmick!
Jesse Eleban has been on numerous times as well...
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Re: Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by cero2k » Jun 6th, '19, 17:18

DJZ got his name changed too to Joaquin Wilde

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Re: Five NXT wrestlers get new WWE names

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 6th, '19, 17:56

cero2k wrote:
Jun 6th, '19, 17:18
DJZ got his name changed too to Joaquin Wilde
Well... "DJ Z" is kind of a weird name, anyway.
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