The ‘Cheeseburger’ Name Is Dead, Long Live ‘World Famous CB’
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Ring of Honor’s Cheeseburger will change his name starting next week.
“Formerly known as Cheeseburger, Ring of Honor it’s good to be back. New me. New swag. Built different. I am World Famous CB,” the wrestler announced in a video posted to Ring of Honor’s Twitter account.
In the video, World Famous CB reveals how his original name came to be. He credits a Charlie Haas promo for the name as the former WWE star called him “Cheeseburger,” which instantly caught on.
I’ve decided, starting next week I will no longer be known as Cheeseburger.
Cheeseburger has been a fun ride the last 8 years but it’s time to begin the next chapter of my career. Listen to my story here and join my new journey to greatness. Thank you.pic.twitter.com/JwZhnyeOUJ
— The World Famous CB (@CheeseburgerROH) February 4, 2021
“Cheeseburger was the best and worst thing that happened to my wrestling career. It brought me to great heights. It took me to Japan. I wrestled in the Tokyo Dome three times … I got to tag with my mentor, my hero [Jushin] Liger … I can’t begin to thank the fans for embracing Cheeseburger as they did and getting me to those heights.
“But the perception of Cheeseburger is that it’s a novelty act. I completely understand that. It’s a guy coming out with a stuffed cheeseburger hat throwing burgers to the fans, but I’m not a novelty act. I’ve been doing this 10 years. I’m a 10-year veteran. A trainer to future generations … I’m going to break through that ceiling that the name Cheeseburger placed on me.”