Viking Raiders return on Raw

Apr 12, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

The Viking Raiders are back.

Tonight’s post-WrestleMania 37 edition of WWE RAW saw Erik and Ivar return to action in the second match of the night. They defeated Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in tag team action, putting Cedric away with their double team Viking Experience finisher.

Ivar had been out of action since undergoing neck surgery in September of last year. He had been dealing with neck issues for a while, but aggravated the injuries on a suicide dive during an eight-man tag team match on the September 7 RAW episode. He then went under the knife at Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama in mid-September.

Erik has worked some since Ivar was put on the shelf, but he also spent some time out of the ring and also took some time to be with his wife, former WWE Superstar Sarah Logan, as they welcomed their first child together in February, a son. Erik briefly won the WWE 24/7 Title back in November but besides last Friday’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, he has not wrestled since the November 9 RAW when he lost the 24/7 Title to Drew Gulak. Ivar mostly worked WWE Main Event matches while Ivar was gone.

Erik and Ivar are one-time former WWE NXT Tag Team Champions and one-time former RAW Tag Team Champions.

Stay tuned for more on what WWE has planned for The Viking Raiders and the RAW tag team division, which is now led by new RAW Tag Team Champions Omos and AJ Styles.

Below are several shots of tonight’s return from the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida:

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