Why didn’t WWE allow Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt to use their real names in the company?

The two brothers had quite a successful time during their stay in WWE.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 19 August 2021 4:03 pm

WWE has released two superstars this year in the form of Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt as part of the company's budget cuts. The sudden announcement of their departure shocked all the fans and experts across the globe and the decision was not received well by the wrestling universe. While people have been giving their opinions on the duo, Dallas has also now broken silence on quite a few key issues during their journey in the American wrestling company.

The 31-year-old shared a very interesting episode, dating back to the start of their careers in WWE. Dallas told that he and Bray Wyatt wanted to use their real names but the company turned down their request. Notably, Dallas (Taylor Michael Rotunda) and Wyatt (Windham Lawrence Rotunda) are sons of former retired professional wrestler Mike Rotunda.

They were really against lineage names: Dallas on WWE

Dallas told that it was a time when WWE were against the usage of lineage names in the company, which prevented him, Wyatt and even Curtis Axel (the son of 'Mr. Perfect' Curt Henning) from using their real names. The fact that Dallas and Wyatt were real-life brothers was also never acknowledged on WWE TV.

Reflecting on the same, he said, "In the time where me and Windham [Bray Wyatt] were coming up into WWE when we were in developmental, it was a time period where for whatever reason, they were really against lineage names... It was right at the start and then as we were going in, the end of The Legacy which was with Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase (Jr.), and then (Randy) Orton and like, they were really trying to get away. So we wanted to use our names."

Dallas and Wyatt had illustrious careers in WWE

The two brothers had quite a successful time during their stay in WWE. While Dallas is a former NXT Champion and Raw Tag Team Champion with Curtis Axel, Wyatt is the former WWE Universal Champion, WWE Champion, SmackDown Tag Team Champion and Raw Tag Team Champion. Considering what they achieved in the company, there is no doubt that they should be back to the wrestling ring very soon somewhere around the globe.

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