10 Dumbest Ring Names The WWE Prorposed to Wrestlers

One would think WWE would recognize you don’t mess with success. By 2005, CM Punk had become renowned as a fantastic worker in ROH as their champion. He pulled off classic matches with Samoa Joe and others. Amazing on the mic as well, he should have been set to carry that to WWE. But their first idea was to have this man known for great promos presented as a deaf mute. That didn’t work out so they then thought about having him in The Spirit Squad, that pack of male cheerleader heels as “Punky.” Thankfully, Punk immediately put his foot down about not wanting that so they let him continue with his real name and his rise to fame. Another example of how WWE often refuses to see that messing with what works rarely ends well.