WWE announced today that the New Day will face the Viking Raiders in tag-team action this Monday on RAW. WWE tweeted the announcement of this matchup which would be a first time-ever matchup between the two tag teams.
Here is WWE’s full announcement:
“The Wild Card rule is about to deliver for the WWE Universe yet again!
The New Day will collide with The Viking Raiders in tag team action for the first time ever this Monday night on RAW. Which two members of The New Day will square off against the gargantuan unit of Erik & Ivar in what is easily the biggest opportunity of their tenure on Raw thus far?
Find out when the massive match goes down this Monday night on RAW.”
The Viking Raiders have had their name changed twice since they moved to the main roster, and have struggled to find their feet in the poorly booked RAW tag team division.
They finally get a good challenge in the form of New Day, who will be appearing on RAW, courtesy of the Wild Card Rule.
The Viking Raiders are former NXT Tag Team Champions, who were drafted to the main roster during the Superstar Shakeup earlier this year. New Day have been bossing the tag team division for over four years now, and have won the tag-team championships five times in the last four years, including a 500+ day reign as champions.
The move to bring a fresh matchup between two quality tag-teams is a wise move and could help to improve the falling ratings. It remains to be seen if the new Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman has any say in these matchups.