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3 Recent instances where absurd names hyped up a new project in WWE

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Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe faced each other for the Universal title in the main event of the PPV.
Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe faced each other for the Universal title in the main event of the PPV.

The name carries a lot of weight to create the first impression, and to define a character, or anything that needs to get showcased.

Imagine if the Undertaker got named as Hornswoggle, or Stone Cold Steve Austin debuted as the Ravishing Steve.

Would their fate remain the same?

Although, when the name is short-lived, and its importance is less prominent than its purpose; some absurd names were used to stir things up for them. They weren't necessarily intentional, but they served their purpose. They got a lot of flak online, but as it is said: "Any publicity, is good publicity."

Here are some of the recent examples where ridiculous names promoted the product at the initial stage.


#3 Viking Experience

Viking Experience now performs as Viking Raiders after backlash from the fans.
Viking Experience now performs as Viking Raiders after backlash from the fans.

The former NXT tag team champions arrived on the main roster with a new name that left the entire WWE Universe in shock. The War Raiders defended their championship just a few nights ago and defeated the team of Aleister Black and Ricochet.

The tag team got promoted to RAW on the next Monday as the Viking Experience. Also, the superstars involved got renamed as Eric and Ivar.

The word "War" in their name didn't go along with the PG environment of the current product.

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The name change made the internet go wild, and everyone in the WWE Universe wanted a new name.

WWE listened to their fans and brought back the tag team as Viking Raiders, and named their finisher as the Viking Experience.

This move made their finisher more widely known as it garnered a lot of coverage in the meanwhile. Now, it's up to their skills, how they carve their future.

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