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Four More NXT Name Changes
WWE continues to change some NXT names, including some names familiar to independent wrestling fans (h/t ProWrestlingSheet). The name changes are:
- Garza Jr. is now going by Angel Garza
- ACH is using the name Jordan Myles
- Jonah Rock is now going by Bronson Reed
- Samuel Shaw is now Dexter Lumis
Myles, the former ACH, may be familiar to fans of Ring of Honor. Bronson Reed was a big star in PWG before being scooped up by WWE. Lumis was known to fans in Impact when he was Samuel Shaw. Garza was well known in Mexico before being signed to NXT.
Rey Mysterio Injury Notes
While appearing on the WrestlingInc WINCLY Podcast, Rey Mysterio gave an update on his injury situation.
Mysterio separated his shoulder during the after-match beatdown he suffered from Samoa Joe at Money in the Bank. He told WrestlingInc: That has put me on the bench, so I’ve been doing some PRP and slight rotation movements. I’m trying to see if I could get back in possibly late June or July.”
Due to his injury, Mysterio was forced to relinquish the United States Championship. He forfeit it to Samoa Joe, the man he beat for the title at Money in the Bank. For a full breakdown of Mysterio’s appearance on the podcast, click here.
Notes on Backstage at WWE Super ShowDown
The temperature in Saudi Arabia caused discomfort for many WWE superstars at Super ShowDown. According to sources via Fightful, the heat was a “major issue” for wrestlers. The conditions were “miserable and borderline unworkable” and wrestlers were being given drinks to combat dehydration.
Other notes from Saudi Arabia include that wrestlers that spoke to Fightful were surprised by the Goldberg and Undertaker match going so long. As well, the decision to not have women on the show was made very close to start time.