WWE recently filed to trademark the following names:
– Roxanne Perez
– Alba Fyre
– Cruz Del Toro
– Katana Chance
Roxanne Perez is the name for the former Rok-C. She debuted during the recent NXT Level Up tapings. Cruz Del Toro is the name for Raul Mendoza.
There is a lot of speculation that Katana Chance may end up being the new name for Io Shirai or Asuka. Merriam-Webster’s Wikipedia defines katana as “a Japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.” Asuka is a name that was given to her after she signed with WWE but Masami Odate was known as Io Shirai before WWE so it’s possible that her name is getting changed.
There is also speculation that perhaps Kay Lee Ray will have her name changed. Her name is a variation of her real name, Kayleigh Rae.
As previously reported, Vince McMahon does not want wrestlers using their real names or names that have been used before WWE. There are a few exceptions (Ronda Rousey, Cody Rhodes, and Gable Steveson, for example) but expect to see a lot more name changes.