By Scott Keith on 8th July 2021
Aleister Black's new AEW name is friggin' terrible. What are some other new names (either when a wrestler changed promotions or changed gimmicks) that don't measure up to the originals?
Ex. Rikishi as Junior Fatu (yes, I am aware it's his real name)
What's wrong with Malakai / Malachi? It means “messenger of god” in Hebrew and it sounds badass. Way better than most of the poor geeks who get thrown into the Random Name Generator in other promotions. Regardless, the one that people always dunk on is poor Nigel becoming “Desmond Wolfe” in TNA, which I thought was fine but has since become the symbol of terrible wrestling names for some reason.