Superstar Shakeup for 2019 is officially over which exchanged a whole lot of superstars between Raw and Smackdown. Apart from that, there were quite a few names who also arrived on the main roster from the NXT and 205-Live scene. It is time for everyone to start fresh following Wrestlemania 35 and gear up for the long road waiting ahead of themselves.
With that being said, we are now hopeful that two NXT superstars are likely getting title shots as early as possible following the Superstar Shakeup. One of the most talented call-ups were the NXT Tag Team Champions, War Raider over on Raw. They have now become the Viking Experience under new solo names of Erik and Ivar who are set to get a huge push in the upcoming weeks.
As per cagesideseats.com, The Viking Experience are likely to be in for a big push right away. It includes a possible tag team title shot at Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins soon. These two are the current WWE Raw tag team championships who won the gold at Wrestlemania 35 bringing an end to Hawkins’ losing streak. But if the ongoing storyline is any indications, they are losing those very soon.
There are no doubts that Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins are fan favorites who can continue their title run and earn big cheers from them. However, they are not in the radar of WWE Creative when it comes to long-term plans of WWE. They became champions just to provide some comedic relief to the fans and pull an end to Hawkins’ streak. Now their short-term run is already coming to an end.
The Viking Experience has competed in a huge eight man tag team championship match on the night of Superstar Shakeup. Eventually, they turned out to be the one to pin the current Raw tag team champions. They hit the fallout on Hawkins to pick up the win and become the new contenders for the titles. WWE creative should hand them the title opportunity, real quick.
We should note that the Superstar Shakeup has brought The Viking Experience into the mainstay scene for the first time. Prior to this, these giants have been part of major companies like NJPW and ROH. They debuted on NXT in 2018 and become the NXT Tag Team Champions at NXT Takeover: Phoenix by defeating The Undisputed Era. Those titles are still under their possession as they are eyeing the belts on Raw.