• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 22, 2002) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Insurrextion 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Brock Lesnar vs. Matt Hardy
2. RVD vs. Mr. Perfect
3. Jazz & Molly Holly vs. Jacqueline & Trish Stratus
4. Booker T & Goldust vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley
5. William Regal vs. Shawn Stasiak
6. Steve Austin & Big Show vs. Scott Hall & X-Pac
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• Another New Name Was Pitched For War Raiders & It’s Worse Than Viking Experience
As seen on the Superstar Shake-Up edition of RAW, NXT Tag Team Champions War Raiders debuted as The Viking Experience and this new name upset a lot of fans.
According to PWInsider, the original new name pitched for them was The Berzerkers, but that was eventually nixed and they went ahead with The Viking Experience.
It’s quite possible that WWE nixed the name because former WWF wrestler The Berzerker (John Nord) was recently deemed inimical to public safety (tap here to read more).
According to PWMania, another new name was pitched backstage and it’s worse than Viking Experience – Swamp Vikings.
According to the Wrestling Observer, The Viking Raiders is set to feud with Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins for the RAW Tag Team Titles. As seen on RAW, The Vikings pinned RAW Tag Team Champion Zack Ryder to win their 8 man tag team match.