WWE tag team will reportedly be using new ring names moving forward
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, the Grizzled Young Veterans are getting new ring names. Moving forward, James Drake will now be known as Jagger Reid and Zack Gibson will be using the ring name Rip Fowler.
The former NXT UK Tag Team Champions haven’t appeared on NXT 2.0 since April 19th when they were written off television. Before they left, WWE reportedly removed the duo’s first names because of the edict of not using the real names of wrestlers or names they used on the independent wrestling scene.
After another frustrating loss, Drake & Gibson walk off saying the NXT Universe will no longer see Drake & Gibson. 👀#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/jQsp8GMwWN
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 20, 2022