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Tenille Dashwood On How She Got Named Emma In WWE: They Gave Me Two Options And I Had To Make One Work

For Tenille Dashwood, it was a pretty simple process in getting the name Emma during her run in WWE.

The IMPACT Wrestling Knockout recently appeared on Taylor Wilde’s ‘Wilde On’ podcast and explained how she got the name Emma in WWE.

“As you know, back then…well now they [WWE] let people use their real names a lot but especially back then because of whatever copyright and all those things, so you couldn’t use your real name. So, when I first started, they said ‘give me a list of names’ and I remember I gave a list of like 20 names or something and they were like two-part names too, like I had a last name but they just went ahead and went ‘out of all of these, we’ll just take this name but without that…so, just Emma,’ and I was like oh, okay. Well, they came back with two options, it was like Emma or like Adeline was the other one and I thought, Adeline? What is that? I guess it’s a nice name but it’s not like catchy, it’s not easy to say, Adeline is easy to forget and Emma is simple, everyone will be able to say it, I’ll be able to make puns, which I did plenty of and yeah, ya know, Emma-lution and I used that to the maximum, so I just found a way to make it work.”

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