Ivar of the Viking Raiders suffered a severe neck injury on Raw last week when attempting a suicide dive in an 8-man tag team match.
The injury was immediately obvious as Ivar immediately displayed the arms-crossed ‘X’ sign that is the common indicator of a genuine injury in wrestling.
It was subsequently revealed that surgery would be needed and that took place today.
According to Brian Alvarez of The Wrestling Observer, the surgery will come with a long road to recovery. Over 12 months in fact.
Where this leaves Ivar’s partner Eric remains to be seen. He lost a short match to Bobby Lashley short match on Raw that could be seen as a write off of television.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to every single friend, family and fan who has reached out to me. My heart is truly touched from all the love and support. Still figuring it all out but I am working hard to recover and be better than ever! Love you all 💕🤘🍗 pic.twitter.com/pAgw1eqjRm— Ivar (@Ivar_WWE) September 8, 2020
Where this leaves Raw’s tag team division is anyone’s guess. Andrade/Angel Garza, Seth Rollins & Murphy and Cedric Alexander & Ricochet have all recently split up and AOP have of course been released leaving The Street Profits as the only team in the division.