Sarah Logan made her action packed return to SmackDown last Friday and with her Viking Raiders, took out both Hit Row and Legado Del Fantasma. More than anything, the fans noticed her scary new look. Her face was painted in black viking war paint with white lens in one eye and sporting dreadlocks. She looked scary enough for Zelina Vega to hightail it out of the arena through the crowd.
The Viking Raiders are back#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/27jJUaBFnTAdvertisement
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 12, 2022
Although she looked intimidating, fans noticed blatant similarities between her and another indie wrestler’s look. The other wrestler is Max The Impaler, who is active on the indie scene and has wrestled for OVW, AEW, ROH, Impact and many others.
Max has retweeted her old tweet from last year where she says that she is not a Viking, taking a dig at Logan.
I am not a Viking. I am a radiated super mutant warlord. And this is not even my final mutation… ☢️ pic.twitter.com/QXwbwjBfLM
— Max The Impaler マックス・ジ・インペイラー (@_theyaremax_) November 6, 2021Advertisement
What’s worse is that Logan’s look seems like a poor copy of Max’s. Except her face paint and dreadlocks, everything else looks like a knock off, especially her outfit. However, some fans argue that it’s a common look for Viking warriors, therefore it’s not necessarily a knock off. But the similarities between the two wrestlers’ looks are too similar to ignore.
Max The Impaler is using this look since 4 years now. She can even sue WWE for gimmick infringement if she wants to. But WWE, being a wrestling giant, maybe won’t care much about it.
Sarah Logan was a part of Ruby Riot’s Riot Squad during her first run and WWE released her in 2020 during the budget cut releases. She and The Viking Raiders’ Eric are married to each other and have a son together.
WWE is now allowing wrestlers to perform outside the company, as we have seen in the case of Shinsuke Nakamura. He is going to face The Great Muta for Noah at Japan next year. Maybe they can allow Impaler to face Logan at some point or better still, hire the powerhouse permanently.