It looks like WWE is moving forward with “Doudrop” as the new ring name for Piper Niven.
As noted, the former NXT UK Superstar made her RAW debut this week with the returning Eva Marie. WWE had announced Eva vs. Naomi for RAW, but Niven surprised everyone when she hit the ring and wrestled Naomi instead, dominating her for the win. Eva then took the mic and announced herself as the winner. Niven joined Eva at ringside and hugged her to celebrate the win, while Eva cringed and seemed annoyed by her new sidekick. It was later reported that WWE was considering “Doudrop” or “Dew Drop” as the new name for Niven.
In an update, WWE filed to trademark the “Doudrop” name on June 16. This indicates that they are moving forward with that as Niven’s new name.
Niven was never identified by the RAW announcers, or the WWE website, but that could change with Monday’s post-Hell In a Cell edition of RAW.
Eva and Niven have both indicated that they want to challenge for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, currently held by Tamina Snuka and Natalya.
Stay tuned for more on Eva and Doudrop. You can click here to read reactions from Niven and WWE stars to the body-shaming by fans on social media this week.