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WWE's Erik of The Viking Raiders out of action with foot injury


Erik of The Viking Raiders is out of action.

During Friday’s SmackDown main event, announcer Michael Cole mentioned that Erik of The Viking Raiders suffered an injured foot stemming from the Viking Rules match that took place last month in Detroit, Michigan. As a result, Cole announced that Erik would be out of action “for an indefinite period of time”.

The Viking Raiders won the Viking Rules match on the episode of SmackDown that aired on September 2, defeating The New Day. The two teams had been feuding in the weeks prior to their match, with the Raiders at one time putting Xavier Woods out of action in storyline.

After several months off television, The Viking Raiders were reintroduced on SmackDown as heels back in June, now being referred to the new, vicious Viking Raiders. The team began feuding with The New Day, which culminated with the Viking Rules match, a falls count anywhere match with viking props. Ivar scored the win for his team after putting Woods through a stack of tables.