SmackDown Star Didn’t Want WWE To Change His Name After Main Roster Call Up

5 months ago by Laura Cude

SmackDown Star Didn’t Want WWE To Change His Name After Main Roster Call Up WWE

WWE has a track record for name changes, whether that be shortening a wrestler’s name to just one (i.e. Austin Theory, to Theory, to back to Austin Theory), or changing a name altogether, like WALTER to GUNTHER.

A name who was recently called up to the main roster from NXT has revealed that he thought this could also be on the cards for him.

In an interview with Give Me Sport, Bloodline member Solo Sikoa was asked if he thought he might need to change his name to more clearly align with his brothers, Jey and Jimmy Uso.

Sikoa said that a potential name change ‘was one of those things that was messing with me.’

He recalled his line of thinking at the time, saying:

“I was like, ‘Man, I hope I am not doing all this hard work down here in NXT (or nothing), I am establishing who I am, I am building my character, how I look, how I am, I am different from my brothers.

“I got the blond hair, and I’m like, ‘Man, Solo has really grown on me, I hope they don’t change me as an Uso.'”

He was asked if his blond hair was a conscious decision to separate himself from his brothers. Sikoa confirmed it was, and he considered both blond and red but ruled red out when his brothers ended up rocking the look instead.

Solo Sikoa made his main roster debut during Roman Reign’s Undisputed WWE Universal Title defence against Drew McIntyre at the September 3 Clash At The Castle event.

He has been a staple of the Bloodline faction since, building on the reputation he built for himself during his NXT days.

Solo Sikoa will be teaming with honorary Uce Sami Zayn on Friday’s (October 28) edition of SmackDown, where they will be facing The Brawling Brutes.

The Bloodline’s Head of the Table, Roman Reigns, will also be making an appearance on the show.

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