A former WWE Superstar has recalled the reaction Triple H had to their proposed tag team name, saying the company would come up with better but they never did.
Mojo Rawley joined with Zack Ryder in 2015 to form The Hype Bros tag team. The duo existed for two years on the WWE roster before Rawley split the team by turning on Ryder in November 2017.
Rawley was a guest on the Straight Shooting podcast with Matt Rewholdt [formerly known as Aiden English] when he discussed Triple H’s reaction to the proposed name of The Hype Bros, nothing that The Game was not a fan of the moniker.
“Then Triple H goes, and I’ll never forget this, he goes, ‘Yeah, you know, he’s the bro, you’re the hype. We’ll just put you guys together and, you know, you’ll be like… we’ll call you The Hype Bros or something. Not that name – that name sucks – but we’ll come up with something better.’” And it stuck! We never changed it! It was The Hype Bros, and he [Triple H] himself was like, ‘This name sucks, we’ll get you something better.’”
The Hype Bros name may have stuck but according to Rawley, both he and Ryder feared the team was doomed before it had even began given their lacklustre debut. Mojo Rawley explained how the pair were set to be unveiled at ringside during an NXT TakeOver but instead were relegated to the company’s Snapchat account.
“Our debut was me and Zack sitting in the crowd at a TakeOver and they put us on Snapchat. Broski and Mojo sitting together, or whatever the hell the caption was. They didn’t put it on Instagram, they didn’t put it on Twitter. They were supposed to tease it on the show… that got cut too. So Zack and I joke all the time that our debut came on the company’s defunct Snapchat. I didn’t even know they had a Snapchat! We were like, ‘Dude, this tag team’s doomed from the start.’”
Mojo Rawley left WWE in April 2021 after being released from his contract. His release came a year to the day after Zack Ryder was released from his.
Ryder is better known in his post-WWE life as Matt Cardona, and he recently sent shockwaves through the wrestling world when he captured the GCW Title from Nick Gage.