WWE has changed War Machine’s name a lot since signing with the company. They turned them into The War Raiders and that seemed to do the trick. Hanson and Rowe did very well in NXT, but then they got called up to RAW.
The War Raiders’ name was changed to the Viking Experience, however, that did not meet fans expectations at all. So the next week WWE changed their name again to The Viking Raiders.
Calling Hanson and Rowe (now Ivar and Erik) the Viking Raiders was a good compromise. However, in a recent poll sent out by WWE’s Fan Council it appears that they changed their name again.
The survey asks people to pick their favorite Superstars and The Viking Raiders are listed as “The Viking Warriors.” This could have been an oversight or an instance of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. It is still rather interesting.
For what it is worth, WWE’s official profile for Erik and Ivar still lists them as members of The Viking Raiders. They are also still the current NXT Tag Team Champions in case you were wondering about that.
So it looks like this could be a false alarm, but you never know what can happen in WWE.