8. Samoa Joe: Nuufolau Joel Seanoa
We’ve seen some of the more generic names get switched, but this one, seemed like an absolute must. Can you imagine commentators trying to pronounce the name Nuufolau? Talk about a commentator’s worst nightmare. He was thankfully changed to Samoa Joe playing off his middle name and last name.
Believe it or not, wrestling wasn’t always the plan for the veteran. Growing up in Orange County, California, Joe worked as a mortgage broker early on in his life. He would eventually make the transition and become an Indie legend working for various promotions outside of the WWE, which included Ring of Honor, TNA and Pro Wrestling Noah. WWE wasn’t always keen on Joe, but that all changed with Triple H in charge as Samoa was brought in during 2015 to the developmental brand of NXT. He’s fit in perfectly thus far and we can’t wait to see his ugly mug on the main roster shortly.