Over the years, WWE has made the most disparate changes to the stage names of its wrestlers, with those who lost their surname, those who lost their names and those who saw their pseudonym become completely something else.
The most recent wrestler to have changes made to his name is Seth Rollins. In the last period, the wrestler Riddle has in fact gone from being called Matt Riddle to simply Riddle. This is just the latest example of how Vince McMahon plays a lot with his athletes, trying to give them the most direct and simple name possible so that he can stay in the minds of fans more easily.
Other examples of athletes who along the way have lost part of their name are those of Cesaro, Andrade, Big E, Rusev and Apollo Crews and Mustafa Ali who initially became only Ali and Apollo and then returned to have their own name instead.
Seth Rollins' name's been slightly tweaked
In recent months and years, Seth Rollins has often been referred to as Seth "Freakin" Rollins, with the nickname being brought up again lately by Kevin Owens, seen at work alongside the former Shield Architect in the rings of Day One and Monday Night Raw in the last few weeks.
After having presented him in this way on the television screens of the red show, WWE has decided to concretely change the name of Seth Rollins, also adding the name "Freakin" also on the official website of the company, with the aforementioned nickname that is often used instead of the wrestler's real name.
Born Colby Daniel Lopez, Seth Rollins' the ring-name under which the 35-year-old's wrestled for most of his career. Some of his other ring names include Gixx, Taj the Destroyer and Tyler Black. The last was Rollins' ring name when he was wrestling with the now-defunct Ring of Honor (ROH).