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“It’s bulls–t” – Dusty Rhodes Hated Initially Pitched Name For Summer Rae

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• “It’s bulls–t” – Dusty Rhodes Hated Initially Pitched Name For Summer Rae

During a ‘Golden Ring Collectibles’ Q&A session & autograph signing, former WWE Diva Summer Rae revealed that WWE Hall of Famer ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes hated the initially pitched on-screen name for her.

Here’s what the 2012-2017 Diva (Real name: Danielle Moinet) had to say about her originally pitched WWE name:

“I said I wanted the name ‘Kyle’, like a boy’s name. I didn’t say Summer and they just put ‘Kylie Summers’ as my name. And Dusty Rhodes said ‘What the hell is a Kylie Summers?’.

He’s like ‘I f**king hate it’. In front of everyone, he made me stand up in front of the class and was like ‘Tell them what they named you, it’s bullsh*t. This name’s going to be with you for the rest of your life’.

And he wanted everything one or two syllables so when people chant your name, it’s not anything crazy, so I think I said ‘R-a-y’, like a Summer Ray, like a ray of sunshine, and they came back ‘R-a-e’, because they’re difficult.”

Back then, Dusty Rhodes was working as the Head Writer and Creative Director for WWE’s developmental brand NXT, similar to the position ‘The Heart Break Kid’ Shawn Michaels has nowadays.

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On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 25, 1995, Extreme Championship Wrestling promoted ‘ECW Return Of The Funker’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As the name of the event hints, the show featured the ECW return of Old School NWA/WWF Legend Terry Funk, who attacked Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) after the main event.

The results can be found here:

The Pitbulls defeated Chad Austin & Joel Hartgood

Jason Knight & Paul Lauria defeated Hack Meyers & Mikey Whipwreck

2 Cold Scorpio defeated Hector Guerrero

Barbed wire baseball bat match: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten

ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Shane Douglas (c) defeated Marty Jannetty

ECW World Tag Team Championship: Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko defeated Sabu & The Tazmaniac (c)

Cactus Jack defeated DC Drake

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