Prior to coming to the WWE, Bronson Reed had been building a top tier independent wrestling run under the name Jonah Rock. The Australian had been building quite the reputation until he signed with the WWE, and then like many others before him, he had to change his name.
Reed spoke with Sporting News, where he discussed the process of becoming Bronson Reed and how used to it he’s become now.
“I knew I couldn’t keep the Rock in WWE, I had to get rid of that part of the name,” he laughed. “I did want to keep Jonah, but after some deliberation, I got to spitball some names and I was actually the one that came up with Bronson Reed. That’s what I am today. I gave them a bunch of different names, and that’s the one that stood out to them. “I think Bronson is such a strong sort of name, it sort of fits me perfectly. For so many years I was Jonah, and that’s what I responded to. Now, I haven’t had anyone call me that in two years’ time and now I’m Bronson, and I completely forget that I once was Jonah.”
Reed is now lighting up NXT under this name and he’s building a following as he becomes one of NXT’s most popular stars.
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