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Fabian Aichner Set To Receive Name Change

Fabian Aichner

A new report has revealed that NXT Superstar Fabian Aichner is to be the recipient of a new name recently trademarked by WWE.

From 2019 until 2021, Imperium was a dominant faction in NXT UK. The group, then consisting of WALTER, Marcel Barthel, and Fabian Aichner ran roughshod over the UK offshoot of the NXT brand with Barthel and Aichner assisting WALTER in his record reign as the NXT UK Champion.

The trio made the move to the US version of NXT towards the end of 2021 and were a permanent fixture of the relaunched NXT 2.0 for several months in 2022.

By the time WALTER and Barthel made their main roster debut on the April 8th edition of WWE SmackDown, they had been renamed Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser respectively. Noticeably absent from that show was Fabian Aichner, who had remained in NXT while his former stablemates moved on.

Now, Fightful has revealed that Aichner is set to join in his former Imperium teammates in receiving a new name. The star will seemingly soon be known as ‘Giovanni Vinci’.

According to Wrestling Inc., the name was trademarked at the same time as ‘Gio Vinci’, which may be used as a simpler version of the name.

Whether this change indicates that Fabian Aichner will be headed to the main roster to join the rest of Imperium is not yet known.