Jaxson Ryker on Coming Up With His Name

Jaxon Ryker on Coming Up With His Own Name in WWE

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Jaxson Ryker on Coming Up With His Name

Jaxson Ryker is a rising talent in WWE and he recently spoke about coming up with his name on Faith, Life, Fitness. Jaxson revealed that he came up with his name himself and the WWE Creative Team did not help him with it. Usually, the WWE Creative Team creates names for most wrestlers.

“You get in WWE, some of the times you get to keep the name you have,” Ryker said. “But the majority of the time they’re like ‘nope. We’re gonna trademark our own thing. We’re going to own this.’ So for Jaxson Ryker, it was nice because I got the chance to come up with this name.

Some people don’t. “For me, I’ve always liked the name ‘Jackson.’ You know like Jax. I was a big fan of Sons of Anarchy years ago, so Jax was like this character I remember. And then Ryker, me and my wife have a four-year-old daughter.

And we always say, if we have a son, Ryker is the name that we chose. And this was years before I joined the WWE and whatnot. So I just put those two together. And low and behold, they like it. They own the rights to the character, but I get a chance to take the character and the name and make something with it”.

Jaxson Ryker on Coming Up With His Own Name in WWE

The host then asked Ryker about his best opponents. Ryker spoke about an old feud that he had when he was working for independent wrestling promotions. He also mentioned something from his Impact Wrestling days.

“In independent wrestling, I had many feuds with a good buddy of mine, Iceberg,” Jaxson Ryker said. “Big guy, big man. In NWA Wildside, we did a year-long feud where we just, we bleed, we sweat, we laughed, we cried together.

It was a friendship bond where these two guys loved each other, loved the business of what we did, loved to entertain these people. We would go out there and I nearly bled to death one night. I had a lacerated artery in my forehead.

Luckily it was the last minute of the match. And then I had a really good feud with James Storm in Impact Wrestling where we did, roughly, a six, seven-month feud with cage matches and all kinds of stuff. Tough guy man. We gave it to the fans, we gave our bodies for the entertainment. There are so many more, but those are the two that come to mind”.

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