Backstage News On What WWE Were Planning To Call Jacob Fatu

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After just one week with WWE, Jacob Fatu has already significantly influenced the company.

Fatu is the most recent addition to the Bloodline, having saved Solo Sikoa on SmackDown last Friday. He laid out Randy Orton, Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes, and Kevin Owens before landing a splash off the top rope that sent Rhodes through the announce table.

Fatu is the most recent wrestler to join WWE, having previously competed in MLW as a top star. He wrapped up with the promotion in February at MLW SuperFight.

WWE has already registered a trademark for his nickname “Samoan Werewolf” and nearly dubbed him Caesar Sikoa, a moniker now expected for Solo Sikoa as they also registered a trademark for it.

In the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that “Caesar Sikoa was the first idea for Fatu’s name, but they made the call to keep his Jacob Fatu name, which is surprising since it’s his real name.”

When Vince McMahon was still in charge, he wanted full ownership of ring names so that talent couldn’t use their real names or gimmick names to which they had trademark rights, causing WWE to create their own name. Under Triple H, this has been less noticeable.