That’s in a name. A wrestler’s name is one of the most important parts of their overall package, as it gives you the first impression. The right name or the wrong name can make or break a wrestler’s career and it could be a rather jarring change when something is shaken up. WWE has a history of doing this and now a certain wrestler wants to change things back.

This week’s New Day: Feel The Power podcast included a discussion on Big E.’s last name. Big E. mentioned that he was considering cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase to get his previous last name back. The Langston last name was dropped in 2014, with the name being shortened to just Big E. There is no word on if WWE is considering bringing the name back, though they have done something similar with Mustafa Ali.

The old name did work. Check out how it sounded back in the day:

Big E Langston helps CM Punk repel a "Heyman Guy" assault: SmackDown, Oct. 18, 2013

FULL MATCH - Seth Rollins vs. Big E - NXT Championship Match: NXT, January 9, 2013

Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel - Intercontinental Title Match: Raw, Nov. 18, 2013

Opinion: This is the kind of change that WWE should make, as there is little reason to stick with the shortened name. If nothing else, the full version has a bit of a better cadence and it sounds, for lack of a better work, complete. Big E. sounds fine, but it sounds more like a nickname than a main event champion’s name. While Big E. is already a star, he would be better suited to go back to the old version, if he can.

What do you think of Big E.’s name? Will WWE change it? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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