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Top SmackDown Star Reveals WWE Almost Changed His Name

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Veteran Silo Sam (Real name: John Harris) would have celebrated his 66th birthday today.

Standing 7ft 5in (billed as 7ft 7in), he ranks #3 on the list of the tallest professional wrestlers ever, which can be seen here: https://wwfoldschool.com/10-tallest-pro-wrestlers-of-all-time/?page=8

Known as Silo Sam in Verne Gagne’s AWA (1986), he was known as Big John Harris on CWA Memphis Wrestling TV (1984-1985) and as Little John in Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW.

In 1987 he wrestled on untelevised WWF House Shows, but they didn’t end up hiring him.

Quite a lot of people remember him for chasing Pee-wee Herman because of a girl in the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!

• Top SmackDown Star Reveals WWE Almost Changed His Name

During a recent interview with ESPN, WWE Champion AJ Styles revealed that his name was almost changed when he signed with WWE.

Below is what “The Phenomenal One” said:

“When Triple H and I were talking, he said: ‘I don’t know if we’ll be able to keep your name.’ I said: ‘That’s fine, I’ll be any name you want me to be called, except I do have this huge AJ tattoo on my side so that might be a problem.’

I think it worked out for the best because we weren’t taken and being changed into something else. We were the same characters that they saw from different companies and that they were familiar with and people were already invested in. I think that was a good move by WWE.”

        
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