WWE’s Doudrop: I'm Not Playing ‘Piper Niven’ Any More
Doudrop has adapted to her new role
Name changes are part and parcel of being in WWE, and few know this more than Doudrop.
Originally known on the UK circuit as Viper, upon joining WWE her name was tweaked to Piper Niven on NXT UK, before being called up to RAW and given the eyebrow raising moniker Doudrop.
However, Doudrop has grown into the role, and as revealed to GiveMeSport, isn’t ‘playing’ the role of Piper Niven anymore:
“At first when they say 'oh, do you know what your new name is gonna be?' I was like 'what new name?’” Started Doudrop “Loads of people didn't want to tell me, and I can't remember who it was that it finally ended up telling me, but they were like 'your name is gonna Doudrop'. and I was kinda like 'Okay.... sure. (hesitant)' Um, but honestly, like, I get it. I'm not playing Piper anymore. Don't get me wrong, there are totally parts of my personality from her that bleed into Doudrop and stuff. I kind of like it because it was like taking a negative and turning it into a positive, and I feel like that's very on-brand for me, you know? People in the past in my career have always kind of maybe made jokes about my size, and said 'you can't do this, you can't do that', but really I'm here now succeeding because of those negatives. So I kind of like that I've turned it around and made a cute little thing.”
Doudrop added, “So my belief was that it was a temporary thing and I was like 'okay, right okay, cool. I can get behind this.”