The Viking Raiders def. Raw Tag Team Champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins

Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins vs. The Viking Raiders: Raw, May 6, 2019

The Raw Tag Team Champions tangle with the ferocious Erik & Ivar in a non-title match.

Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins have managed to avoid The Viking Raiders ever since losing to them in their Raw debut, which is good news for the fan-favorites’ fledgling Raw Tag Team Title reign. But the champs got a good look at what the future might hold when they squared up with Erik & Ivar in a non-title match and found themselves steamrolled by the Raiders, despite an impressive opening sequence that saw them force Ivar against the ropes with quick tags and teamwork.

Even after Erik entered the fray, Ryder & Hawkins stuck to their strategy and seemed like they might pull off the win … until an overzealous Hawkins found himself kneed into oblivion by Erik, leaving The Ultimate Broski alone to suffer The Viking Experience, and a reality check with it: As impressive as Ryder & Hawkins have been since winning the titles, they’ve definitely been the recipients of some good luck and better timing along the way. If there's a takeaway from this match, it's that luck didn’t save them, and time may be running out.

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