Zack Ryder Reveals What WWE Originally Wanted To Name The Edgeheads

3 years ago by Liam Winnard

Zack Ryder Reveals What WWE Originally Wanted To Name The Edgeheads

Zack Ryder has revealed what WWE originally wanted to name him and Curt Hawkins when they first became the Edgeheads in late 2007.

They had previously been known as brothers Brian and Brett Major, but were to be repackaged when aligned with the ‘Rated-R Superstar’ Edge.

Speaking on Sam Roberts’ podcast, Ryder discussed the name change, saying:

“One thing people don’t know is that we were supposed to be, when we first switched our names from Brett and Brian Major to our “real” names, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. There was a miscommunication. We almost became Ketus and Kobain with K’s. Johnny Ace said we need something like Slash or Axle to go with Edge. A couple hours before, he said we need real names, but not your real names, so we went with Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins.”

Ryder, now going by his real name Matt Cardona after being released by WWE in April, also spoke about the Edgeheads’ fake tattoos. He said:

“What was supposed to happen, it was supposed to be a one night thing. They were supposed to have stencils, and they weren’t there. The makeup people had to draw them on with sharpies. That was on a Sunday. On Sunday and Monday, we are scrubbing these off. We got to SmackDown taping on Tuesday and they said you have to do it again. Luckily it was only a two night thing.”

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