Gigi Dolin asked for WWE name to be 'Gigi Aileen', didn't get approved because of link to serial killer Aileen Wuornos

Originally published at Gigi Dolin asked for WWE name to be 'Gigi Aileen', didn't get approved because of link to serial killer Aileen Wuornos

The idea of matches with Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch were discussed as well. 

Guest appearing on Drinks With Johnny was two-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Gigi Dolin. During the hour-plus-long conversation, Dolin was asked what other names did she suggest for herself when venturing into WWE. 

She liked the name ‘Gigi Aileen’, but it was shut down because of the link to American serial killer Aileen Wuornos. 

I’m trying to remember what other first names did I come up with (for my WWE run). I know that I wanted the name Gigi Aileen was one that I liked but that one didn’t pass because of Aileen Wuornos. They were like, ‘No, we’re not doing that. That’s a serial killer. You can’t do that.’ 

We have Joe Gacy which is in the same ballpark but, I don’t know, I get it. They’re probably like, we already have Joe Gacy coming in around the same time as me and it was like, if I came in with another serial killer name, it was probably just gonna be a little overkill maybe. I don’t know (she laughed).

On the topic of names she’d like to share the ring with in WWE, she would like to face NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Dolin added that she’d like to face Ripley in a hardcore match. 

I don’t know (when I’ll get in the ring with Becky Lynch). She mentioned me on Tuesday night so… She mentioned a lot of girls Tuesday night so who knows? But, yeah, I don’t know. That’s definitely somebody I’ve never been in the ring with and obviously, I would love that match. There’s so many women right now that I have never even touched in the ring and I just really want that opportunity. Rhea Ripley is another one that — I would love to have a match with Rhea Ripley. She brings a whole different kind of energy that’s just insane… I want some kind of Cage match though. I want something hardcore.

Dolin was most recently in action on the 10/3 episode of NXT on USA Network. She scored a victory over Blair Davenport. 

This week’s NXT is going to feature appearances from John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Paul Heyman and Asuka. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Drinks With Johnny with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.