The absence of the WWE’s Viking Raiders from the television screens has left fans wondering about their whereabouts. The reason behind their hiatus is clear: Erik, one half of the dynamic duo, is grappling with health challenges, rendering them unable to perform together. Shedding light on Erik’s recovery journey, Ivar has provided an update on his partner’s current status.

Following neck fusion surgery on the C6/C7 vertebrae last year, Erik has been diligently undergoing rehabilitation. Additionally, he opted for stem cell treatment to aid in his recovery process.

Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Ivar shared encouraging news about Erik’s progress, affirming that Erik is in good spirits, with only medical clearance standing between him and a return to the ring.

“He’s doing great. It’s just a matter of doctors clearing him, but he’s doing great.”


Erik’s last wrestling appearance dates back to the September 14, 2023, episode of WWE Main Event, which was recorded on September 11. Despite being slated to compete on the September 18 episode of WWE RAW, his ongoing health issues prevented his participation. The exact timeline for Erik’s comeback remains uncertain as he perseveres in his journey toward full recovery.

As fans eagerly anticipate Erik’s return, the absence of The Viking Raiders on WWE television is palpable. Are you eagerly awaiting Erik’s return to the ring? Do you miss witnessing The Viking Raiders in action? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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