Monday, March 21, 2011

New Name, New Look

Photo from: Bleacher Report.com
By Kevin Hunsperger

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Husky Harris got punted in the head by Randy Orton on Monday Night Raw?  Apparently the kick knocked some sense into the rookie, and he's changed his name.  Again.   At least for now.

Husky returned to the Florida Championship Wrestling ring over the weekend with a new look and a new moniker.  He's now known as Axl Mulligan.  For those who didn't know, Axl is the grandson of WWE Hall of Famer "Blackjack" Mulligan and the son of Mike Rotunda (IRS).

I actually like his real name, which is Windham Rotunda.  How many superstars can say they have the same name as a legendary WWF tag team?

While I applaud the fact that he is embracing his heritage with taking his grandfather's name, I don't quite understand the mask.  As you can see, it looks a bit like something Hannibal Lecter would sport.  Not quite sure where the gimmick is headed...

Husky Harris' profile remains on the WWE Raw Superstars website, and Axl's hasn't emerged on the FCW talent page, yet.  Not sure if that means anything or not.  Personally, I liked Husky Harris.  I'd say other than CM Punk, he's my favorite member of Nexus.

The name change goes back to something I posted earlier today about Alberto Del Rio embracing his past as Dos Caras, Jr.  I wish more of these guys who have a legacy in the business, would get booked that way.   What do you think?  Should legacy superstars be promoted as such or do they need to find their own niche under a different name?  It worked for Barry Windham.

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