Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight are currently only listed under their first names on WWE.com. Have they become the latest Superstars to have one of their names removed?
WWE often does things that we the fans don't really understand. Pushing certain Superstars and letting other ones go. Turning a blind eye, or rather a blind ear, to in-house fans who cheer certain stars and boo others. Some of the decisions they make when it comes to angles and characters can be pretty baffling too.
One thing that always leaves us confused is when WWE decides to change the name of one of its Superstars. Not necessarily when they change it completely, we get that to an extent, but when they tweak a wrestler's name which was bestowed on them by WWE. That usually takes the form of two names becoming one. Apollo, Cesaro, Neville, Harper, and Rowan are just a few examples of Superstars who have experienced that fate.
Some evidence stumbled upon by Cageside Seats this week suggests that another couple of wrestlers may have suffered the same fate. Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight are currently listed on WWE.com as just Otis and Tucker. Of all the names that WWE has forced Superstars to drop, these would be the strangest by far.
We say that because of the litany of nicknames Dozovic has generated during his short time with WWE. Pretty much all of them hinge on his last name, so dropping that and just calling him Otis would see them all fall by the wayside. The good news is that during Heavy Machinery's match on Raw this week, the two of them were still being referred to by both their first and last names.
There is another scrap of evidence that suggests this is just a mix-up or a mistake made by WWE. Otis and Tucker are both still listed as NXT Superstars on WWE.com. However, all of the other stars that were recently called up have not been moved to the main roster section either. If Heavy Machinery makes an appearance on SmackDown Live tonight, keep an ear out for what the announce team calls them individually.