Bon Breakker is set to become a huge star in WWE. He is off to a tremendous start on NXT 2.0. Sadly, WWE decided against letting Breakker keep his family’s name. CM Punk even spoke out about how they should have let him be a Steiner.
During 83 Weeks Podcast, Eric Bischoff discussed Bron Breaker’s name change. He was previously going as Rex Steiner, but Vince McMahon’s company changed that up in a big way. If you ask Easy E, WWE should have allowed him to keep that name as well.
“Rick is one of my favorite people from that part of my life and we’re still friends. We don’t chat all the time and all that. Rick and I became pretty good friends in WCW and we became very good friends after WCW. So happy to see [his son on NXT], but I’ve got some issues with the Bron Breakker thing. I kept my mouth shut. The only thing that I said, and it was challenging for me on social media when it happened, I was like ‘I try, I really, really try.’”
“Oh, there’s no doubt [he’s going to be a star]. I get that they didn’t want to call him Rex Steiner because his real last name is Rechsteiner and nothing lasts forever. Relationships generally don’t last forever, especially business relationships. You have to plan for the inevitable, and I understand why they would want to protect their intellectual property and give Bronson a real character name that they have control over. I don’t like that, but I understand it. It’s a fact of life whether I like it or don’t like it. The truth of the matter is, the business WWE and AEW are in, you have to protect your intellectual property. I get that. But they just cut a guy by the name of Braun. That’s the part I don’t get. The Breakker part, that’s like a video game kind of mentality. I get why they would do that. I understand it, but I still hate it. But the Bron part of that, the Bron Breakker after they just got rid of Braun Strowman, man. That’s the part that got to me, and I just want to go bat sh*t livid on Twitter. And I went no, no, then you’re just like everybody else. You’re better than that.”
Bron Breakker’s name likely isn’t going away. They still haven’t even mentioned who his father is on NXT 2.0 yet, but they did say that Bron Breaker exhibited a “dog-faced gremlin mentality.” That is about as far as they went for now, but it’s also hard to imagine that they will never address who Bon Breakker’s family is down the line.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote
September 23, 2021 10:24 am