• “Of course they have to do that” – Hall Of Famer On WWE Changing Rex Steiner To Bron Breakker
During an episode of Strictly Business, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff talked about WWE changing the names of wrestlers.
Bischoff discussed WWE turning Rex Steiner to Bron Breakker. Eric noted that he was very disappointed with this name change, but he later understood.
Below is what he said about the NXT Champion’s name change:
“The term is called confusingly similar (in trademark law). Rex Steiner is confusing similar to his actual last name, it could be an issue (to trademark), it could be a potential conflict.
Again, especially with Bron, that’s one when I heard of Bron Breakker, I actually got hot. I was like, whoa, why would they do that? Now I know why they did it but I was still reacting emotionally as the fan in me and part of that is because of my relationship with Rick and Scott. I love that connection, the legacy, the second-generation stuff.
To me, that’s added value to what this industry brings to the table and I was so disappointed that they went with Bron Breakker that I actually got vocal about it on social media.
Then the next day, when my fanboy sh*t faded away, I went well of course they have to do that.
If they’re going to push Bron Breakker, if he’s going to become a year from now, or 5 years from now, or 10 years from now, the next Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Rock, they’ve got to own that brand, that trademark, and you’re not going to do it with Rechsteiner or Rex Steiner.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 24, 1993) – WWF Mania
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Mania’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Clip of Scott Steiner vs. IRS (Raw 4/12/93)
– Money Inc. vs. Beverly Brothers (Raw 4/19/93)
– Mr. Perfect vs. Barry Hardy (Superstars 4/17/93)
– King of the Ring promo
– Doink vs. Jim Powers (Challenge 4/18/93)
– Vince McMahon interviews Bret Hart (Raw 4/19/93)
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Owen Hart (Superstars 4/17/93)