While working a tour of England, Awesome Kong, whose real name is Kia Stevens, ended up attacking Reby Sky while the two of them were backstage at the Manchester Arena. TNA officials had to release a statement so that fans would know that they are doing something about it. John Gaburick stated that Kong was immediately sent home from the tour and that further punishment could be levied after they do a full investigation into the matter.
January 30, 2016
The reason why Stardust attacked Wade Barrett on Monday Night Raw this week was because the creative department needed to write him off for a couple of weeks. The King of the Ring is heading back to England to film a movie for WWE. Barrett created a bit of a buzz with the internet wrestling community when he started using his real name on social media, but that is more than likely done because he's an actor for the time being.
August 25, 2015
During a recent podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Renee Young revealed that she actually cried when she found out that WWE was forcing her to change her name when she joined the company. She was upset because she had established herself as a television personality under her real name. Renee revealed that she rejected a couple of the names that management suggested to her.
July 12, 2015
Since a lot of fans are aware of his real name, many have been wondering why WWE has not been pushing Seth Rollins harder on the Hispanic demographic, especially now that he holds the biggest championship in the promotion. The reason for that is simple. While his real name is Coby Lopez, his ethnicity is actually of Armenian descent. For whatever reasons, Rollins took on the last name of his stepfather and kept it ever since.
April 12, 2015
When you are a company that is as small as ROH, you tend to lose the stars you create to promotions that are actually aired nationally. That appears to be the case with ACH, whose real name is Albert Hardie. WWE is said to be highly interested in signing him once his current contract expires. While the 27 year old has yet to make a statement about this publicly, the belief is that he is more than willing to make the jump to the big leagues.
April 3, 2015
There is some backstage heat on Kevin Nash from WWE because of his hall of fame induction. For starters, management is upset with him for refusing to be inducted as the Diesel character. Nash did not want to be remembered as one of the worst drawing champions of all time. Being inducted under his real name enables him to use that in Hollywood. Another reason why the front office is upset is because Nash put over WCW for giving guaranteed contracts.
April 1, 2015
When it was announced that Rey Mysterio was returning to wrestle in Mexico, everyone knew that it was going to be an eventful moment. Just not this type of eventfulness. El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, whose real name is Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, reportedly took a dropkick to the trachea and slumped to the ropes. Konnan unsuccessfully tried to revive him backstage. Local news reports in indicate he died shortly after midnight.
March 21, 2015
An interesting point has been made about Josh Mathews being able to use the same moniker in TNA as he did in WWE. Generally, the latter corporation likes to copyright names and gimmicks that they come up with, so that they can control the capitalizing. The belief here is that management never bothered to file the paperwork to keep ownership of the handle. For those that do not know, the commentator's real name is Josh Lomberger.
January 27, 2015