One of the worst tag team names in recent WWE history lasted just seven days after it was mocked on social media for a solid week.
Even though we obviously don't know him personally, we can't imagine Vince McMahon is a fan of social media. A means in which fans can put everything he and WWE does under a microscope. All of that considered, you would think the chairman would put a little more thought into some of his on-screen decisions to avoid such scrutiny.
Clearly, that is not the case. Otherwise, ideas as bad as The Viking Experience would never make it to television. Last week on Raw, War Raiders made their main roster debut under that brand new moniker. Fans were left scratching their heads and have been mocking the name ever since. Although Mr. McMahon is renowned for ignoring WWE's fans, this time he could not turn a deaf ear to the Universe.
On Monday afternoon, there were clues that The Viking Experience was no more. Once Raw aired, the rumors were confirmed. When listing teams they want to face on Raw, The Usos called Erik and Ivar The Viking Raiders. That proved to be more than a slip of the tongue as the NXT Tag Team Champions were announced as The Viking Raiders for their match against Lucha House Party.
The term The Viking Experience is not gone for good, though. The more eagle-eared fans among you will have heard Michael Cole yell it towards the end of the segment. It seems that the name is now being used for the Raiders' finisher rather than the tandem's name. We can definitely live with that compromise.
There have been numerous reports over the last seven days that the original name change came about due to Mr. McMahon not liking the word war. That is all well and good, but we recall a time during WWE's history when Raw was called Raw Is War. There is also a show on the WWE Network called The Monday Night War. Time for WWE to ramp up that hunt for someone who is in charge of continuity behind the scenes.