5 times WWE changed wrestlers' ethnicity
Samoans become Japanese, Americans become Russians.
In the wrestling business, not much is guaranteed. You might come in with a well-toned body, a good name, and your own ethnicity, but depending on the character that you are playing you are bound to change almost all of them. You will probably get a new name that is easy for the fans and the merchandise department and you could get a complete makeover of your body thanks to the costumes, body paint or some other things.
And in some cases, you could get your ethnicity changed as well. Today, we are going to take a look at this last category of wrestlers who had their ethnicity changed by WWE.
The chances of one remembering Camacho are low as he only had a short and low-impact stay in the WWE. He was booked as the Latino pal of Hunico (who is still featuring under the mask of Sin Cara). Camacho mostly spent his time down in NXT but could not make it to high grounds despite having a good set of skills.
While he portrayed the Latino gimmick, in real life, he comes from the United States. He is the son of legendary WWE star Haku and WWE decided that it was better to portray him as a Latino guy instead of letting him stick to his roots. Camacho is currently working in New Japan Pro Wrestling along with his brother Tama Tonga and has been successful so far.