It’s time for a raid, as Monday Night RAW saw the return of The Viking Raiders. Erik and Ivar returned to RAW after WrestleMania 37, taking on the former Injured business members Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin.
The Raiders haven’t been seen together since 2020. On September 7, Ivar suffered an unfortunate cervical injury in an eight-man tag team game, working with Ricochet and Apollo Crews to take on The Hurt Business.
Ivar was going to have neck surgery and was forced to stay away. His partner Erik would appear here and there on the main roster, losing to Titus O’Neil and Riddick Moss in the WWE Main Event.
Erik managed to win his first singles title with the company, winning the championship 24/7 on November 9. Unfortunately, he would lose it soon after.
The Viking Raiders wage war on RAW
On this week’s Monday Night RAW, the Viking Raiders made their long-awaited return to the Red Mark. They faced off against Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander, seeking revenge for Ivar’s injury seven months earlier.
Cedric Alexander exhausted Erik early in the match. However, it didn’t take long for the Raiders to trigger, especially once Ivar entered.
The great man had a lot to prove and went through his two opponents with impressive power. The Viking experience would spell the end for former RAW Tag Team Champions, giving the Viking Raiders a successful return to the red mark.
With the return of former RAW Tag Team Champions, the rest of the Division is definitely in the know.
With Cedric and Shelton down, there are only a few teams left before new champions AJ Styles and Omos. They might want to keep an eye out for Erik and Ivar as they could get back in contention for the title quickly.
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