The Viking Raiders Return on Monday Night RAW

The Viking Raiders

On the post-WrestleMania 37 episode of Monday Night RAW, The Viking Raiders made their in-ring return against former Hurt Business members Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. Erik and Ivar haven’t worked a match, as a team, since September of 2020. During this time, Ivar sustained a legitimate cervical injury. It was so severe that he required surgery. Erik did little of note since then, though he made a few appearances on RAW Underground during its short stint.

The Viking Raiders returned to RAW and they did so with new resolve. The match was initially in the favor of Erik and Ivar until the former was slowed down by the combined efforts of Alexander and Benjamin. However, a hot tag to Ivar began to shift the match back in favor of The Viking Raiders, as he used his trademark uncharacteristic speed to his advantage. From there, The Viking Raiders would use their tandem offense before finally executing The Viking Experience for the pinfall victory.

Now that Erik and Ivar are back, as a tandem, one must wonder what the future holds. It’s important to note that The Viking Raiders have not only held tag team gold on RAW but NXT as well; therefore, they are a legitimate team to go against AJ Styles and Omos, who won the RAW Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania. The aforementioned accolades don’t even begin to touch on what Erik and Ivar accomplished in Ring of Honor and elsewhere. Expect to see them challenge for tag team gold, once more, before long.

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