Following the news that Angel Garza has reverted to his old ring name, another WWE Superstar looks set to reclaim their former moniker.
In the world of WWE, the changes keep on coming. On August 6th Angel Garza took to social media to reveal that going forward he would again be known as, well, Angel Garza.
Previously the SmackDown star had been known simply as Angel after dropping his last name when he started teaming with his cousin Humberto Carrillo. Throughout 2022 and occasionally earlier there had been a push within WWE for stars not to use their full names, or ring names that had been used elsewhere.
This saw Pete Dunne become Butch, Austin Theory named Theory, WALTER change to Gunther and Raquel Gonzalez to be renamed Raquel Rodriguez to name just a few.
However with Vince McMahon, the man behind this directive now out of the picture, it appears that the much-criticised name changes could also be on their way out as well.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Humberto could also be getting his “Carrillo” surname back.
“Some of the weird name quirks may be changing. Angel has already noted he is getting the Garza name back, which is notable because that is a family name and under Vince the idea was no last names that had been used prior to WWE unless somebody is already established in WWE with that name or a Gable Steveson type. The belief is Humberto will get Carrillo back as well.”
Carrillo’s last on-screen match took place on the July 8th edition of SmackDown where he teamed with his Los Lotharios partner Angel Garza in defeat to The Usos.