That’s in a name. There are all kinds of iconic wrestling names and even more that fans are going to remember for a very long time. A good wrestling name tells you something about them and that can make for some rather interesting choices. It can be a big deal when a wrestler changes their name, but this time around it seems that people have put too much thought into something.
Nia Jax was released from WWE earlier this year and has not wrestled since. Following her release, Jax changed her Twitter handle to Lina Fanene, her real name. This led to some speculation that it would be her new ring name, but Fanene made it clear that it was simply her real name. She went on to say that a better choice would be “Opponent Crippler” should she wrestle again, though she described it as “highly unlikely”.
Lol! ? Newflash..Lina is my real name. It’s not another “ring” name. It’s just MY NAME, the name given to me at birth. Calm TF down trolls. In all fairness, “Opponent Crippler” would be a SOLID front runner if I ever decide to wrestle again. ??? but it’s highly unlikely
— Lina Fanene (@LinaFanene) November 29, 2021
Fanene was certainly a force in WWE. Check out some of her time there:
Opinion: I get that she very well may never wrestle again, but there is something rather off about seemingly bragging about injuring other wrestlers. That isn’t something that should be laughed about and it has been one of the biggest negatives against Fanene for a long time now. Hopefully this is her being in character or something, but it is hardly a good look no matter what.
Will Fanene wrestle again? Where should she head next? Let us know in the comments below.
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