Inspiration For Ludwig Kaiser WWE Name Revealed

5 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

Inspiration For Ludwig Kaiser WWE Name Revealed WWE

Gunther has revealed the inspiration behind Marcel Barthel’s new WWE name, Ludwig Kaiser.

Barthel was introduced to WWE fans as Ludwig Kaiser on the April 8 edition of SmackDown, alongside Gunther.

Speaking with Sport1, Gunther noted that Barthel was given a few potential names to chose from, but went with Ludwig Kaiser as a homage to wrestling legend Gustl Kaiser.

Gunther said:

“Marcel has Gustl Kaiser in mind, a legendary and very influential German promoter from the time when his father, Axel Dieter, was still a professional wrestler. Marcel was given a few names to choose from and he chose that one because it sounds good and has history. That suits us.”

(Translated from German)

A number of stars have had their names changed in recent weeks. Vince McMahon has reportedly issued a memo noting that he doesn’t want WWE stars (with a few exceptions) using their real names, which you can read more about right here.

Check out a list of every WWE name change of 2022 at this link.

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