“The Man Who Dethrones Roman Down the Line”: WWE Fans React as Two Top Tier WWE Superstars Debut on SmackDown

Published 04/09/2022, 1:44 AM EDT

Two of the WWE NXT brand Superstars made their debut on the main roster of SmackDown. First, formerly known as Walter on the WWE NXT brand, Imperium Gunther made his debut on the latest edition of the blue brand.

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The company tried to get Gunther on the main roster for years, and finally, the moment has arrived. Gunther was introduced as The Ring General by his sidekick, Ludwig Kaiser (fka, Marcel Barthel).

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Second, the former WWE NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez also made her SmackDown debut tonight in a backstage segment. Gonzalez will be now known as Raquel Rodriguez.

During her backstage segment, Los Lotharios (Angel Garza & Humberto) walked in and tried to get a kiss from Gonzalez. But, the former WWE NXT Women’s Champion refused it.

How did the WWE Universe react to the fresh additions on SmackDown?

The WWE Universe has high hopes from both the former NXT Superstars. However, one thing that the company changed during Gunther’s and Raquel’s debut on the main roster was to alter their ring names. So, the wrestling fans are reacting to the name alteration made on SmackDown.

Looking at the strength and size of The Ring General, aka Gunther, WWE fans expect that someday he should face the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Drogo wrote, “The man who dethrones Roman down the line, hopefully! #SmackDown.”

“WE ARE getting ROMAN VS WALTER SOME DAY… IMO tho if Roman was to be dethroned its Walter or Cody to do it,” @MrBoss_N wrote.

In addition, many wrestling fans have seen Gunther’s (fka Walter) dominance on the WWE black and gold brand. So, the wrestling fans understand that Gunther is the best for the company.

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Wrestling fans really wish that Gunther should be pushed to achieve great things in WWE. During Gunther’s SmackDown debut, fans already saw him against Roman Reigns. Only time will tell what holds for The Ring General.

Was changing in-ring names a good idea, according to wrestling fans?

The wrestling fans also had the exact words for the former NXT Women’s Champion, Raquel Rodriguez. But unfortunately, WWE changed Raquel’s last name, and the fans didn’t like the fact.

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The upcoming WWE Superstars Gunther and Raquel are the powerhouses inside the squared circle. But, wrestling fans were disappointed with the company for changing their former in-ring names.

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However, names don’t matter, and Gunther and Raquel Rodriguez will look forward to climbing the top of the mountain down the line with their performance.

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Akash Dhakite

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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.

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