Corey Graves sees more in the Viking Raiders.
Despite being WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) are being wasted on television. At least, according to SmackDown announcer Corey Graves.
"I'm calling it a waste. I'm not calling them a waste. I'm calling what I see of the Viking Raiders on my television is nothing but a massive missed opportunity. Yes, they are the Raw Tag Team Champions. These are two outrageously talented dudes. The Viking Raiders are one of the best tag teams on the planet earth and are capable of awesome matches night after night. I don't think it's doing them, or the Raw Tag Team Titles, any favors having them beat the Long Island Polo Boys. It's cartoony and silly. You have two legitimate badass athletes. Let them shine. Give them a chance. Maybe start a hashtag. That's how things change, right?" Graves said on his After The Bell podcast.
Graves expressed a similar sentiment towards Bobby Lashley, who Graves would like to see portray more of badass rather than be involved in his current love story with Rusev and Lana.
The Viking Raiders are set to compete against The New Day and The Undisputed Era in a triple threat tag team match at WWE Survivor Series.
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