Xavier Woods Dismisses Stable Name
The stable has been referred to online as the ‘New Nation’, calling back to the Attitude Era’s Nation of Domination, which featured almost all black wrestlers. (Owen Hart being the exception)
Woods responded to the fan’s question about the group being more than a ‘house show gimmick’ with the following tweet:
(BP: On a rather funny note, check out Big E’s response to Woods’ tweet here.)
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
It is being reported that KENTA’s name change to Hideo Itami was inspired by baseball and Japanese manga. The ‘Hideo’ part comes from former MLB pitcher Hideo Nomo, and Itami comes from the Naruto manga anime.
Speaking of Itami, his new NXT theme, called Tokiwakita (Time Has Come), is now available for purchase on iTunes. Click here to view the purchase page in the Apple store.