“I will no longer be known as Cheeseburger”

Feb 4, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

Ring Of Honor CheeseBurger announced via Twitter starting next week he will no longer be going by that name.

“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.”

4 Responses

  1. Taxx W. Hoodchicken says:

    So basically…

    Cheeseburger.

  2. Snip says:

    The “Cheeseburger” name he acquired three years earlier, following a remark from Rhett Titus but the kayfabe reason for his ring name came from when he was bullied in a segment by Charlie Haas.

    Ring of Honor’s Brandel Littlejohn wrestled under a mask as Leech Landa, but he made his name in wrestling as Cheeseburger.

    Back in October 2010, when he was a 17-year-old trainee who weighed barely 120 pounds, Littlejohn made his first road trip for Ring of Honor as part of the ring crew and introduced himself to Rhett Titus.

    “He’s one of my best friends now, and the first time we met, I shook his hand and said, ‘Nice to meet you,’ but he kind of looked me up-and-down and said, ‘You need to eat a cheeseburger,’” said Littlejohn. “I was like, ‘Nice to meet you, too.’ The Cheeseburger name stuck on that road trip because guys wanted me to get a cheeseburger at every rest stop so I could gain weight for wrestling, and the name stuck backstage.”

    Among the talent, Littlejohn was known as Cheeseburger. Three years later, the name Titus bestowed upon him was shared with a much wider audience.

    During a show in 2013, ROH’s Charlie Haas cut a heel promo. He mocked one of the young men collecting streamers and toilet paper rolls in the ring. Haas asked for the man’s name, which he was told was Brandel Littlejohn. But that was about to change, as Haas mockingly called him Cheeseburger before laying a beatdown on him.

    “Charlie said it as an inside joke in the ring, but then the crowd started chanting it,” said Cheeseburger. “My boss in the back was like, ‘You might have something with this Cheeseburger name.’”

    Initially, that name seemed like the kiss of death. How could a wrestler have legitimate success with the name Cheeseburger? But Littlejohn is an inspiring performer, with the innate ability to make a crowd believe in him. And by this point, it is hard to think of him as anyone but Cheeseburger.

    “I didn’t want the name at first,” said Cheeseburger. “But it’s been really cool to see how it’s evolved and how fans have followed my journey over the past seven years.”

    Source: https://www.si.com/wrestling/2020/07/06/wrestler-names-backstory-becky-lynch-jon-moxley

  3. DirkDiggles says:

    What’s his new name? Chopped Steak? Chipped Beef? Chicken Sandwich? Cheesesteak?

  4. dooman says:

    double cheeseburger now

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