The War Raiders came to Monday Night Raw in the WWE Superstar Shake-Up and had their name changed to The Viking Experience. Hanson and Rowe also had their individual names changed to Erik (Hanson) and Ivar (Rowe).
Fans on Twitter made fun of The Viking Experience name for the next week.
You know what happens when WWE changes War Raiders name to The Viking Experience? Huh? You know what happens?
— Melanie✌🏻 (@SportsQueen_5) April 16, 2019
WWE: Changes War Raiders name to "The Viking Experience"
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— Scarlett (@TheDivaBank) April 16, 2019
— Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold) April 16, 2019
Interestingly, the reason for the name change was because Vince McMahon didn’t like War Raiders. He was originally going to change it to The Berzerkers and then when they came out, they were the Viking Experience.
— Wrestling Noir (@ThyStevePearson) April 16, 2019
The name change lasted one week.
Now, heading into Monday Night Raw tonight, they have a new name and are now known as The Viking Raiders. WWE did not announce the change but just made it on their own website and apparently hope fans won’t notice the change.
The have changed Viking Experience to Viking Raiders
— TurnbuckleTopics 🎙 (@TT_4You) April 22, 2019
The Viking Raiders are still the NXT tag team champions so there is no word on how WWE will deal with this since they were moved to Raw without losing the titles.
As a matter of fact, their bios still list them as NXT tag team champions although their names have officially changed to Viking Raiders and their individual names are also changed under their NXT bios as well.
— Da ROYAL BOSS experience (@RoyalBossYT) April 22, 2019
WWE Monday Night Raw airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on USA Network.