In the latest episode of Friday Night Smackdown that aired last week, three former NXT athletes made their first-time blue show ring debut, namely Marcel Barthel, now Ludwig Kaiser, Gunther and Raquel Gonzalez, under the new name.
of the former NXT champion who is Raquel Rodriguez. Many have wondered why WWE wanted to move the two former Imperium talents of its third brand and leaving Fabian Aichner at NXT alone, with WWE Universe fans not having any kind of clue.
to decipher this shift. Apparently, these may not be the only shifts of the moment, but above all, they will certainly not be the only name changes that WWE will make to its rosters, with two NXT Superstars that seem to have a new pseudonym ready to show to fans of the WWE Universe soon.
Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne from Toxic Attraction attacked Gonzalez mid-match and took out her knee using the ring post. Back in the ring, Kai got a Scorpion Kick and a Sunset Flip on Gonzalez before missing the kick in the corner.
The latest news on NXT
NXT: Roadblock kicked off with the semifinal match in the Women's Dusty Cup between the teams of Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez and Wendy Choo & Dakota Kai. As reported in the last few hours by the pages of the well-known PW Insider, it would seem that WWE has already internally changed the names for its two athletes on NXT with Kacy Catanzaro and Kay Lee Ray not staying long with these rings.
-name. According to the journalists of the well-known site, in fact, the new name of Catanzaro will be Katana Chance, while that of Ray will be Alba Fyre. According to the Insider journalists, numerous other athletes will receive a name change desired by the company in the coming months, with a pseudonym that according to the management should remain better in the minds of the fans, as already done with Gunther, Butch, Raquel Rodriguez and all the others.
Could there be a shift in the main roster behind this change of names? At the moment there seems to be no confirmation from this point of view, but several athletes will certainly change their names in conjunction with their transition to Monday Night Raw or Friday Night Smackdown, in the coming months.
Wendy Choo and Cora Jade kicked off the match and Choo was napping, letting Jade sneak in a tag. Raquel Gonzalez came in and missed an elbow drop before tagging Jade back in. Dakota Kai came in and isolated Jade in the ring while we saw Mandy Rose alone in the viewing box.