Top NXT 2.0 Superstar Reveals Origin Of Controversial Name

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A top NXT Superstar has opened up about how they ended up with their controversial current ring-name.

Bronson Rechsteiner’s WWE career has gotten off to a fast start. Although the son of WWE icon Rick Steiner only joined the company in February, he has already made a run for the NXT Championship.

On the first episode of the relaunched NXT 2.0, the second generation talent made his in-ring debut on September 14th. He defeated L.A Knight in the first match on the relaunched show before beginning a feud with NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa.

While his in-ring performances have piqued the interest of both fans and fellow Superstars, his ring moniker has aroused some debate. It was stated that Rechsteiner had been given the name Rex Steiner, in honour of his famed wrestling heritage, before making his in-ring debut. But by the time he made his television debut, he had been dubbed Bron Breakker.

However, speaking to Graham GSM Matthews of Daily DDT, Breakker has now revealed that he came up with the name himself.

“We were just sitting around one day and I’m like, ‘Well, when I used to block people in football, I used to try to break them in half. That was literally what I tried to do: snap them in half and break them. What if I’m the breaker? I break people, Breakker, and then it came to me. Bron is part of my first name and that’s what we went with,”

Breakker and WWE haven’t directly mentioned his renowned father or uncle throughout his tenure in NXT, but their nicknames have been mentioned in relation to the young star. While Breakker isn’t bothered by the references, he wants to leave his own mark.

“What my dad and uncle did before me with some of their promos and stuff that they’ve done, they’ve laid all this groundwork,” Breakker said. “There’s all this stuff out there for me to use if I want to. Obviously, I’m not going to bank my entire… that’s not what I’m going for. I want to make a name for myself and stand on my own, but there’s certain things out there we can use.”

Bron Breakker will be back in action at WarGames where he teams with Grayson Waller, Tony D’Angelo and Carmelo Hayes as Team 2.0 to take on Team Black and Gold, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne and LA Knight.