WWE Star Major Neck Surgery

Viking Raider Erik tackles surgery with characteristic tenacity.

by Atia Mukhtar
WWE Star Major Neck Surgery
© Erik/Instagram

In a decisive move to address a serious injury, former WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Erik has embarked on what promises to be a grueling journey back to the ring following a critical neck fusion surgery. The procedure, aimed at repairing his C6/C7 vertebrae, represents a challenging hiatus for the powerhouse of the Viking Raiders.

Erik's presence in the WWE universe was last felt in the squared circle during the September 14 edition of Main Event. Alongside his daunting partner Ivar, the duo showcased their dominance by defeating Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander in what became a poignant bout; it marked the final WWE match for Benjamin before his subsequent release from the company.

Erik's Resilient Recovery

The gravity of this surgery is not lost on the wrestling community, nor is the lengthy recovery that lies ahead. Erik, however, remains a figure of resilience and gratitude. Turning to social media, he praised the exemplary medical team led by Dr.

Cordover at Andrews Sports Medicine and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and acknowledged WWE's unwavering support in ensuring he receives top-tier medical care. His message resonated with optimism and a touch of levity as he humorously referred to his "cybernetic upgrades" that are now part of his path to recuperation.

Erik's hiatus necessitates a reshuffling of the Viking Raiders' dynamic, with Ivar stepping into the spotlight for a solo endeavor within the company.

Ivar's recent performances have not only captivated the audience but have also impressed key figures behind the scenes, signaling a promising shift in his wrestling career. The WWE universe is collectively anticipating Erik's return, which is slated to take several months.

In the meantime, fans and colleagues alike send well wishes for a strong and steady recovery. This period of convalescence is not just a testament to the physical demands of professional wrestling but also to the spirit of its athletes who continually rise to the challenge of their craft.

As Erik navigates his road to recovery, the support from the wrestling world is unwavering, illustrating the deep-rooted camaraderie that transcends beyond the bouts within the ring.