In a recent interview with The Illumi-NERDI Wrestling Order, half of the popular C&C Wrestle Factory duo, WWE Superstar Cedric Alexander, reveals the true origin of their moniker.
Alexander recently formed a tag team on Monday Night Raw with fellow high-flyer Ricochet. The new and exciting tandem has racked up a bevy of wins on the weekly program while wowing audiences with their unique brand of offense. However, the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Alexander has a long and storied history with a number of promotions. His run alongside star Caprice Coleman in Ring of Honor gave him the notoriety and popularity needed to get on the WWE’s radar.
C&C Wrestle Factory’s True Origin
During a recent conversation with The Illuminerdi’s Jeandra LeBeauf and Nathan Haskil, Alexander revealed that the name for their successful tag team, C&C Wrestle Factory, was spawned online in a Reddit thread.
“The funny thing about that name is we never came up with it. It’s something that me or Caprice Coleman never came up with. It was purely Reddit, or the internet, someone just said, yeah, ‘Coleman and Alexander as the C&C Wrestle Factory’ as a joke and they fought it for months to not call us that. Then they were like you know what, we got nothing else better. That was it.”
It’s an interesting note that fans online willed the C&C Wrestle Factory name into fruition. While it seems the initials of the wrestlers who make up the tag team feels like a no-brainer, it goes to show that the fans’ influence on the product they know and love remains strong.
Nowadays, Alexander competes in the WWE on its Raw brand. Meanwhile, Coleman actively competed in ROH until 2017. Recently, the performer has taken to interviewing wrestlers on his recurring segment, “Coleman’s Pulpit”.
The C&C Wrestle Factory ran from 2010 to 2013 and competed with the likes of Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin, Jimmy Jacobs, and Steve Corino. While they never managed to obtain the coveted ROH Tag Team Championships, their matches with reDRagon (The Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) and AEW founders The Young Bucks endeared them to wrestling fans throughout the 3-year run.
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