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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Probably Rusev. Between the original "Rusev Crush!" and later Rusev Day stuff, it likely played a role in focusing so heavy on promoting the Rusev name.
    Yeah Rusev is the big one at the moment. Although let's be honest Rusev is a hell of a lot better than Alexander Rusev. It's much less of a mouthful.
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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Probably Rusev. Between the original "Rusev Crush!" and later Rusev Day stuff, it likely played a role in focusing so heavy on promoting the Rusev name.
    Cesero & Big E come to mind I would guess if Kassius Ohno came up he be Kassius.
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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

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    Cesero & Big E come to mind I would guess if Kassius Ohno came up he be Kassius.
    I don't know. Normally when the WWE shortens a name, they ditch the name that has the most syllables. Granted, there are some exceptions, but that's normally only when the shorter name is so dull (Bill Goldberg, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, ect). The glaring exception would be Apollo Crews, but considering Crews was the reason why it was removed, it makes sense why they stuck with Apollo before reverting back.

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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I don't know. Normally when the WWE shortens a name, they ditch the name that has the most syllables. Granted, there are some exceptions, but that's normally only when the shorter name is so dull (Bill Goldberg, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, ect). The glaring exception would be Apollo Crews, but considering Crews was the reason why it was removed, it makes sense why they stuck with Apollo before reverting back.
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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    It is weird that the company has this stance of simplifying names for whatever reason, and then you look at what they've done with Dijak in NXT and they've gone completely the other way to where you're second guessing yourself what the name is and the spelling. That's one name I think everyone will embrace being shortened if he ever comes up.

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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    Dijak will no doubt be changed back once Vince or someone high up struggles to pronounce his name.

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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    Domino Diedjackingoffawitch?! Who would pay to see him sports entertain?! From now on, he’s simply: Apollo.

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    Re: Mustafa Ali gets a name change...

    Quote Originally Posted by King Steventon View Post
    has anyone benefitted from this weird thing they have for shortening name's? Ali is hardly Goldberg
    Along with those mentioned i guess it worked for Elias too.

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