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• Former World Champion Reveals Why He Changed His Finisher’s Name

During a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, former World Heavyweight Champion Christian talked about changing the name of his finisher.

Below is what Christian said:

“The name The Unprettier kinda came as a joke between myself and The Hardys and Adam we would joke around. I don’t even remember how we came up with it but I jokingly called it The Unprettier because I hate how it makes you feel so damn unpretty. We would jokingly talk about it behind-the-scene and somebody and somebody heard it, I think it might have been Michael Cole or somebody.

He said it on the air and it kinda just stuck from there. But I never thought the name matched how dangerous the move was. So when I came back from TNA to WWE I kinda wanted to repackage a few different things, the name of my finish being one of them. I had a conversation earlier that first day back with Vince and I told him my feelings on it and what I wanted to name it and he went, ‘no that’s great. Do it.’ So that’s how it got changed.”

• Possibility Of WWE Ending The Brand Split In 2019

WWE brought back the brand split in July 2016 which changed the whole landscape of the company.

Both RAW and SmackDown are going to get a huge boost when it comes to television in 2019. RAW will begin a new contract with USA Network for a higher price while SmackDown will be moving to FOX.

SmackDown has been suffering from low ratings for weeks now. According to the Wrestling Observer, if the deal isn’t beneficial for FOX down the line (if the low viewership for SmackDown continues), the channel may cancel the deal or move SmackDown to FS1.

If FOX isn’t happy with SmackDown’s viewership, there are chances of WWE finishing the brand split and combining the rosters of RAW & SmackDown Live.

By looking at things right now, it doesn’t look like FOX will cancel the deal. However, WWE will have to work hard to ensure high ratings as it is difficult to get high ratings on Friday nights (SmackDown will move from Tuesday to Friday when it moves to FOX next year).

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