2. WWE Gives Up On Raw Star As A Wrestler, Name of Raw Wrestler Shortened
– According to reports, WWE officials have given up on Titus O’Neil as a wrestler. This is the reason why he has been made the manager of Apollo Crews as they want Titus to be like Abraham Washington (former manager in WWE).
– Raw/205 Live Cruiserweight division wrestler and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins’ in-ring name has been changed and he’s only being referred to as TJP now. He lost to Austin Aries on this week’s Raw and below is what WWE posted regarding this (where you can see WWE using only “TJP” as his name):
“Austin Aries may have the strongest case for a WWE Cruiserweight Title Match against Neville given the controversial events of WWE Payback, but TJP will not be ignored.
Emboldened by the promise of a title match should he take care of Aries, TJP certainly made the most of his opportunity against A-Double, punishing Aries’ knee to the degree that he was barely able to stand.
And yet, Aries still prevailed, countering out of the Detonation Kick to lock in the Last Chancery for a submission victory. After the match, a furious TJP chop-blocked Aries’ knee from behind and locked in a figure-four Kneebar that left Aries howling in agony. To paraphrase Booker T, Neville told TJP to solve the problem. Doesn’t mean he had to win the match.”