During a recent appearance on the “Casual Conversations” podcast, former WWE Superstar Tehuti Miles (Ashante “Thee” Adonis of Hit Row) commented on Triple H suggesting his ring name for WWE NXT, finding his character, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On getting his WWE ring name: “I had sent [WWE] six different lists of names. ‘Ashante’ was on one and ‘Adonis’ was on another. Triple H came up to me, he was like, ‘What do you think of Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis, like Megan Thee Stallion?’ I was like, ‘That’s it!’ The name is something that stands out, it’s different. [Triple H] is like, ‘Yeah, you’re a handsome dude, so Adonis, and I like Ashante.’”
On finding his character: “I’ve had different approaches to when I was trying to figure out my character. I’ve told a lot of people this that are in the PC. You can pull anything from anywhere to add to your character. So when I first started thinking about the character stuff I was thinking like Floyd Mayweather, Cam Newton [for inspiration of] how I want to dress and how I want to act… One day, Velveteen, he told me, because he knew what I was trying to do. so he was like, ‘Watch this movie.’ It’s Superfly, the latest one that came out in like 2018. I watched that movie and I was like, ‘That’s it. That’s exactly what I’m trying to do.’ But in my own way, you know? So like, the hair, the way he dresses, all that stuff comes from that and then I add a little bit of everything that I see. I literally pull stuff from everywhere because you’re constantly adding to your character, constantly creating. I can’t stay the same. I’m constantly adapting, just like people do in real life.”
(h/t – Fightful)