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Original New Name Pitched For The Viking Experience Revealed

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 17, 2000) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2000’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Triple H vs. Chris Jericho

2. The Hardy Boys vs. Essa Rios & Eddy Guerrero

3. Crash Holly vs. Tazz vs. Perry Saturn

4. Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs.The Dudley Boyz

5. World Light Heavyweight Title: Scotty Too Hotty vs. Dean Malenko

6. The Big Show vs. Chris Benoit

7. Edge & Christian vs. Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan

8. The Road Dogg, X-Pac & Triple H vs. Chris Jericho & The Acolytes

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• Original New Name Pitched For The Viking Experience Revealed

As seen on this week’s 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 the Wrestling Observer, The Viking Experience 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.

Also Read: Legends React To WWE Changing War Raiders’ Name On RAW

        
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