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Former WWE Wrestler Claims WWE Changed His Name As A Jab At Him For Not Being “Man Enough”

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• Former WWE Wrestler Claims WWE Changed His Name As A Jab At Him For Not Being “Man Enough”

ROH wrestler Mike Bennett (fka Mike Kanellis) recently spoke to Wrestling Epicenter, where he recalled his WWE run.

Bennett talked about the company changing his last name to “Kanellis” as a jab at him.

Below is what he said:

“At first, it didn’t really bother me. I looked at it like, ‘Alright, this is going to be a way to draw heat or to get people upset with me.’ Like, ‘Oh my God, if you take your wife’s last name, you’re less of a man!’ But I didn’t mind the name Kanellis at first.

As I’ve gone past it, I would say it was done because there was a perception that I wasn’t man enough or I wasn’t tough enough because I was always tied to my wife.

So, as I’ve gone past it, I’ve realized it probably was a jab at me. But it didn’t really bother me.

I’m a professional wrestler. I wear underwear for a living [laughs]. It is not going to bother me if you tell me my last name is Kanellis. I’ve done way worse!”

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