Backstage Update On WWE Superstar Name Changes


WWE’s recent name changes are here to stay after undoing several name shortenings implemented in the previous regime.

Before Vince McMahon’s retirement in July, a rule was implemented that Superstars could not use their real names on-screen.


This resulted in Matt Riddle, Austin Theory, and Tommaso Ciampa all losing their first names, but have since changed back.

Fightful Select reports that WWE’s name changes have now been added to the internal roster.

Addressing GUNTHER, who previously worked as WALTER, the report adds that there are no plans to change the Intercontinental Champion’s name back.

GUNTHER has received a slight name change, as on and official reports, his name has now been capitalized after previously being referred to as Gunther.

Shotzi, Angel, and Humberto are still referred to by their single names in the internal roster listing.

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