WWE seemingly decided to change the name of former NXT UK Champion WALTER to Gunther. The decision has met with a lot of backlash from the fans. However, the former WWE star Lance Storm has seemingly backed-up the decision of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon for the change in his name.
WALTER got his name changed
In this week’s episode of WWE NXT 2.0, WALTER’s name was changed to Gunther, in a decision that left the WWE Universe raging. Following his victory over Roderick Strong, the former NXT UK Champion took the microphone and announced the new name. In response to the backlash, Storm claimed that the WWE fans seem to be overstressing WALTER’s name change.
The former Intercontinental Champion then pointed out when McMahon himself saw Storm as a ‘partying dancing guy,’ referring to his gimmick back in 2003.
“Need I remind everyone Vince saw me as the partying dancing guy. Gunther is too much of a stretch all of a sudden?” – wrote Lance Storm on Twitter
Check out Lance Storm’s tweet below:
WWE recently filed to trademark the name “Gunther Stark.” The fans noted that Stark was a captain lieutenant who served in the navy for Nazi Germany during World War II, ridiculing the change. However, WWE didn’t include ‘Stark’ in his name on this week’s NXT 2.0