The final segment of Sunday night's Survivor Series saw The Undertaker conduct his "Final Farewell" to the WWE fanbase. The segment began with a procession of WWE Hall of Famer and legends who played a major role in Undertaker's career, followed by a surprise speech from Vince McMahon. The WWE CEO made a surprise move during the speech, outright mentioning the WWF from the Undertaker's first decade in the company. The WWE famously changed its name in the early 2000s following a lawsuit from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature.
Since the company became WWE officials, staff, and talent have always referred to it as the WWE and not WWE. Having Vince say WWF here was probably not a mishap though, as it was a sign of respect towards Undertaker's legendary career, once that bridged the WWF and WWE eras.
You can see some of the best responses to McMahon's words below.
When Vince saidNovember 23, 2020
"When Vince said WWF *chills* #SurvivorSeries #FarewellTaker"
Only makes sense if this is final goodbye otherwise Vince wouldn't mention WWF— Patrik (@Pxtrlk) November 23, 2020
"Only makes sense if this is final goodbye otherwise Vince wouldn't mention WWF"
"Between Vince saying "WWF" and this Final Farewell, my wrestling childhood is slipping away #SurvivorSeries #ThankYouTaker"
Vince really said "F it" and dropped "WWF" on TV 😂 #SurvivorSeries— Jem 🐺 (@OfficialWOLFE3Y) November 23, 2020
"Vince really said "F it" and dropped "WWF" on TV Face with tears of joy #SurvivorSeries"
As a reminder, here is who won at Survivor Series.
Dual-Brand Battle Royal (Kick-Off Show) - Miz Wins
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks defeated Raw Women's Champion Asuka
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits defeated Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day
United States Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
5-on-5 Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team Raw's WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax, Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce & Lana defeated Team SmackDown's Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Natalya & Bayley (Lana last one standing)
5-on-5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match
Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins & Otis defeated Keith Lee, AJ Styles, Sheamus, Braun Strowman & Riddle
Let us know what you thought of the WWF moment in the comments or as always you can talk all things WWE with me on Twitter @MattAguilarCB!