Many new NXT “stage names” have been revealed. When new talent comes in, the WWE likes to re-name and give them a gimmick once they get into the developmental territory. They do this in order to control likeness and property rights.
PWinsider.com has published some of the released NXT character names for new talent that was signed this year. Here is the list of names:
Stephen Cole – Cole Andrews.
Britney Fetkin – Devin Taylor.
Erika Hammond – Veronica Lane.
Smith James – Bull Dempsey.
Lexi Kaufman – Alexa Bliss.
Rebecca Quinn (the former Rebecca Knox) – Becky Lynch.
Adam Scherr – Braun Stowman.
More talent should be receiving character names soon as this is not the enter list of new signees that have reported to the WWE developmental program this year.