7 Superstars who were asked to change their hometowns by WWE
One of the key components to a wrestler’s persona is his or her billed hometown. In today's era, more and more Superstars are using their actual hometowns as their announced hometown. However, there are still a few who are billed from areas in which they actually have no connection whatsoever. This was once a common practice, especially during the Golden Era when the Superstars were built to be these larger than life heroes and villains.
The reason behind this practice is not something that is really talked about. It’s not a secret trick to success, but rather just not really thought about too often. One idea is that a particular WWE Superstar may be from a town that doesn't really line up with or match their gimmick.
For instance, The Undertaker was actually born in Houston and currently resides in Austin, Texas. But, even though both Austin and Houston are great cities, neither of the two lines up with his dark, creepy gimmick. With this said, Taker was most commonly announced as being from “Death Valley.”
After searching through a huge list of WWE Superstars from the past, as well as the present, here is a look at 10 WWE Superstars who were billed from places that they were not really from.
#7 Apollo Crews
Billed From: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Actual Hometown: Sacramento, California
Apollo Crews is one of the newer up and coming Superstars with a ton of raw of potential. As “Uhaa Nation”, he quickly grew into one of the most prominent independent stars in the world before WWE took notice and finally offered him a contract.
So far, Apollo Crews has had a slow start to his main roster run with WWE, but hopefully, with time, he can prove to the powers-that-be that he is not only worthy of better booking but he could be a prime candidate to be a future main eventer.
Apollo is currently announced to be from Stone Mountain, Georgia, however, he is originally from Sacramento, California. It is also worth noting that as a child, Apollo’s family moved from Sacramento to Atlanta.
On an interesting side note regarding Stone Mountain, there is a former WWE Superstar that was once billed from Stone Mountain, GA, WWE Hall of Famer, Jake “The Snake” Roberts.