Welcome back. Injuries can be one of the worst things possible in wrestling as anyone can be taken out of the ring at any given time. Some injuries are worse than others but anything that puts someone on the shelf for any amount of time is a bad thing. Sometimes you see someone go on the shelf for a long time but most of the time, someone gets to come back. That was the case this week on Monday Night Raw.

The Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania is quite possibly the biggest show of the year. The event is knock for having all kinds of surprises, returns, debuts and major angles taking place all throughout the night. It makes for some very cool moments as you never know what is going to happen or what you might be seeing. That was the case again with a rather nice return.

Ivar of the Viking Raiders made his return during this week’s Monday Night Raw, teaming with Erik to defeat Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in a tag match. This was Ivar’s first match since the September 7, 2020 Monday Night Raw when he injured his neck on a dive. Ivar underwent surgery and had been out of action since recovering. Erik has wrestled occasional singles matches in Ivar’s absence, though prior to appearing in last week’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, he had not wrestled since November.

The team looked like their old days. Check out their time before the injury:

The Viking Raiders capture Raw Tag Team Titles: Raw, Oct. 14, 2019

The Street Profits vs. The Viking Raiders: Raw, May 4, 2020

Opinion: This is always great to see as Ivar had a pretty serious injury and is now back in the ring. The tag division really needs the boost too and the Raiders are a team you can insert in a hurry. They’re big power monsters who can beat up anyone so don’t bother trying to make this more complicated than it needs to be. I’m not sure what is next for them, but at least they are back and healthy.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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