Add Heavy Machinery’s Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight to the list of NXT call-ups who have had their names shortened.
WWE shortening ring names has been a common practice over the years. Just last month, WWE changed Andrade “Cien” Almas’ ring name to just Andrade. Other stars to have their names altered include Elias (formerly Elias Samson), Rusev (Alexander Rusev), Big E (Big E Langston) and Cesaro (Antonio Cesaro). Apollo Crews was changed to just Apollo last year, however his last name was added back months later.