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ABOUT
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Full NameRaymond Rowe

BornAugust 21, 1984

Height6 ft 1 in

NationalityAmerican

Relation(s)Sarah Logan

ABOUT

Raymond Rowe Sr. is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is one-half of The Viking Raiders. He is a former NXT and RAW Tag Team Champion. He is currently assigned to SmackDown.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


Early Years, Japan and ROH (2001-2018)


Rowe began wrestling in 2003, where he worked for several independent promotions. Rowe had an appearance on SmackDown where he lost to Mark Henry.. After spending several years and winning championships, Smith formed a team with Todd James Smith called War Machine.


In 2014, they signed a contract with ROH and began working in the tag team division. At Final Battle, War Machine defeated The Kingdon for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. At War of Worlds, they lost the title to The Addiction. In 2016, they began working for NJPW. In 2017, they won the IWGP Tag Team Championship. At Dominion, they lost the title to Guerrillas of Destiny.


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WWE (2018-Present)


In 2018, they signed with WWE and began working in NXT. They renamed the team to War Raiders and were undefeated throughout the year. In 2019, War Raiders defeated The Undisputed Era to win the NXT Tag Team Championship at TakeOver Phoenix. At TakeOver New York, they defeated Aleister Black and Ricochet. After the event, they vacated the championship and moved to RAW. On the main roster, the team's name was changed to The Viking Experience.


In October, they defeated The Dirty Dawgs to win the RAW Tag Team Championships. In 2020, they lost the titles to Seth Rollins and Murphy. In September, Ivar was injured during a match against The Hurt Business. The team was taken off television and Rowe spent his time chasing the 24/7 Championship. The team returned a year later during the draft. The Viking Experience is scheduled to face The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
BCW Tag Team Championship1
IWGP Tag Team Championship2
NWA BOW Heavyweight Championship1
NWA BOW Outlaw Championship1
ROH World Tag Team Championship1
VIP Heavyweight Championship2
VIP Tag Team Championship1
WCPW Tag Team Championship1
WWE 24/7 Championship1
NXT Tag Team Championship1
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship1


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