WWE’s Original Name For Jacob Fatu Revealed

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Jacob Fatu was nearly given a new ring name.

On the June 21st episode of SmackDown, Jacob Fatu made his long-awaited WWE debut, and he did so in style. The show was due to be headlined by a clash between Solo Siko and Cody Rhodes but before the match really got going, Rhodes was attacked by Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa.

With Rhodes outnumbered, Randy Orton and Kevin Owens ran in to make the save, but The Bloodline had another surprise waiting.

Fatu emerged from nowhere quickly taking out Orton and Owens before driving Rhodes through the announce table with a huge splash from the top rope.

Just before his debut, it was revealed WWE had filed to trademark the name “Ceasar Sikoa,” which many thought would be for Fatu.

Reporting in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer confirmed the name was originally intended for the former MLW star, but the decision was made to keep his name unchanged.

Obviously with Jacob Fatu debuting under his own name, and WWE then taking out a trademark for the name, he will not be Caesar Sikoa. 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.

But this regime isn’t as quick to change people’s names (Tama Tonga & Tonga Loa) as Vince was where he wanted full ownership of the name and also that if the person left, they couldn’t use the name they used in WWE…

They do own the Caesar Sikoa name and it could be used by somebody else going forward, but it was trademarked last week for him.

Triple H Hails “Game Changer” Jacob Fatu

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Triple H was quick to praise Jacob Fatu’s arrival.

The WWE boss went on to discuss the rise of The Bloodline, suggesting the group is now stronger than ever following the addition of Fatu.

At Money In The Bank, Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Kevin Owens will again go to war with the dominant faction.