That’s what’s in a name. A name can mean everything in wrestling and the higher of a level that the wrestler reaches, the more important it becomes. It can make all of the difference in the world to whether someone is a star or little more than a warm body on the roster. WWE has a hit and miss track record for their names and now they are trying something new with an established name.
This week on Monday Night Raw, Eva Marie made her return to WWE television and was scheduled to face Naomi in her first match. However, an unnamed woman wrestled on Eva Marie’s behalf and defeated Naomi in less than a minute. The woman, who wrestled in NXT and in the Mae Young Classic under the name Piper Niven, was not identified by commentary, who did not seem to recognize her. Now we might be seeing her under a very different name.
According to Fightful Select, WWE is considering the names “Doudrop” or “Dew Drop” for Niven. It is not clear if WWE is looking at any other names or if this is the direction they are taking. Following the match on Monday Night Raw, Eva Marie tweeted a photo of the two of them together, referring to Niven as her new protege and using her Twitter handle of “@viperpiperniven”. There is no word on when WWE will give her an official name.
This was a different way to go. Check out the match and what Eva Marie has found:
Opinion: This is one of those decisions which does not make a ton of sense. Not only does Niven already have an established name, but it is a name that has appeared multiple times on a WWE produced TV show. Throw in the name being used in her Twitter handle and I do not understand why WWE is doing this. That is the case with a lot of things WWE does these days and it should explain a good bit of their issues today.
What do you think of the name? Why is WWE making such a change? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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