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
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