War Raiders debut on WWE Raw, become The Viking Experience
Posted On July 5, 2020
War Raiders officially made the move to Raw tonight, albeit under new names.
The duo were introduced on Raw tonight under the tag team name The Viking Experience, with Michael Cole noting that they were the NXT Tag Team champions. Rowe is now under the name Erik while Hanson is now known as Ivar.
They teamed up with The Revival in their debut match, defeating the team of Ricochet, Aleister Black and Raw Tag Team champions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. Ivar scored the pinfall for his team, laying out Ryder with Fallout.
War Raiders were able to keep their individual names when they joined NXT in early 2018, though their original War Machine tag team name was tweaked. They won the NXT tag team titles from Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix on January 26.
They went on to retain the titles at TakeOver: New York, defeating the team of Aleister Black and Ricochet.