In today’s Rasslin Roundup, Triple H has slammed Mickie James, women’s wrestling outside of WWE, and the idea of all women’s wrestling shows. Sasha Banks has revealed what she believes is the greatest women’s wrestling match of all time (and it’s one of her own), CM Punk has revealed his two biggest takeaways from his time with WWE, Steve Maclin has disclosed what the original name for the ‘Forgotten Sons’ was, and Eric Bischoff has given his thoughts on the recent WWE releases and rumors of a sale.
5. Steve Maclin Reveals The Original Name For The Forgotten Sons
Steve Maclin (formally known as Steve Cutler in WWE) has revealed in an interview with Tommy Dreamer, that when the ‘Forgotten Sons’ gimmick was originally pitched, they wanted to go with another name.
He revealed that they pushed for the name P.O.S (Prisoners Of The System), however the name did not go down well backstage leading to it being rejected.
Cutler said “We pitched the idea of us being called POS, Prisoners of the System. They said, ‘We can’t do that because it kinda shits on NXT.’ ‘Yeah, but people will connect with it because they get it.’ I think people know now that there is so much talent in NXT that is just sitting there and waiting, and that’s the story we were trying to get out. For a crowd to chant ‘POS,’ it’s great, and we were playing onto it with Prisoners of the System. Of course, a few months later after we pitched that name, ‘Shock the system’ came out. That kind of happened and then we’re on the cusp of being put on TV…here come the Vikings Raiders. We heard they were getting signed, so we go down the pecking order. We have no animosity towards them because we know how the business works. We talked to Hunter and were like, ‘what do we need to do to get to that level of what you want to get involved with us?’ He’s just like, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, we love what you’re doing.’ That’s when Shawn came in and started seeing our work. ‘You guys have something, it’s just getting that push and that right story.’ It was Steve Corino, on a live event, where they put Ryker with us and it was fun. We come back and Corino is like, ‘I think there is something there.’ One week later, we’re at TV and they’re like, ‘We’re going with you three as the Forgotten Sons” (H/T Fightful)