NXT Stars Could Get Name Changes When Called Up To The Main Roster


According to some reports, WWE is looking to give Marcel Barthel and Raquel Gonzalez new names as part of their moves to the main roster. Fightful Select reports the working name for Barthel is Ludwig, with internal listings showing him as Ludwig Klaus. The report notes that some other versions of the name have been considered as well.

The report also claims that Raquel Gonzalez will likely get a name change with her call-up, though there’s no word on what it will be.


WWE is planning on bringing Gunther and Barthel up, likely to Smackdown, after Gunther lost to Bron Breakker on Smackdown and Fabian Aichner split with the group on this week’s NXT. The WrestleVotes Twitter account first reported today that a name change was coming for “a debuting superstar tonight on SmackDown that is probably the worst one yet.”

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