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WALTER changes name to Gunther on WWE NXT

WALTER announced his name change at the end of tonight's NXT.

The end of NXT saw WALTER announcing a new name for himself.

WALTER announced himself as Gunther after defeating Roderick Strong on tonight’s NXT with an air raid cash and a power bomb. After WALTER announced the name change, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel ran in and attacked Strong. The Creed Brothers then ran in and the teams brawled to end the show.

On January 13, WWE filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the name Gunther Stark. That is also the name of a Nazi military commander during World War II who died after his vessel sunk in the English Channel in 1944. The last name was not mentioned on tonight’s show.

WALTER made the move to NXT from NXT UK earlier this month, returning to team with his Imperium stablemates Aichner and Barthel, losing to MSK and Riddle at NXT New Year’s Evil on January 4.