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Chris Jericho Reveals Strange Original Pitch For The New Day’s Name

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• Chris Jericho Reveals Strange Original Pitch For The New Day’s Name

New AEW Tag Team 2.0 (fka Ever-Rise in WWE NXT) appeared on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast recently.

2.0 revealed that the name “Ever-Rise” was given to them by an NXT writer just a few hours before they were set to debut in WWE.

Jericho then revealed that The New Day also got their name just a few hours before they were scheduled to debut their stable, and that the original name for The New Day was pitched to be ‘Fresh Coat of Paint’.

Here’s what Y2J said:

“That’s what New Day was. Their original name was literally, this is not a joke, ‘Fresh Coat of Paint’ They decided on New Day basically right before. If you think about that, what does that even mean? Even ‘New Day’, what does that even mean?”

2.0 lost to Sting & Darby Allin in a Texas Tornado Tag Team Match on last night episode of AEW Dynamite.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 19, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO

On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1996’ PPV.

The match-card can be found here:

1. Jim Duggan vs. VK Wallstreet

2. Chris Benoit vs. Earl Robert Eaton

3. Scott Norton vs. Disco Inferno

4. Dean Malenko vs. Lord Steven Regal

5. Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy

6. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. DDP

7. WCW World Tag Titles: Harlem Heat vs. American Males

8. The Giant vs. Randy Savage

        
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