Sarah Logan has undergone a haunting transformation as she showed off a new look for her WWE return.
The former Riott Squad member made her much hyped comeback on Friday’s episode of SmackDown as she led The Viking Raiders on a path of destruction tearing through Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma.
Logan – who was released from the company in April 2020 before taking time away from wrestling and later giving birth in February 2021 – was by her husband Erik and his tag team partner Ivar’s side.
She came out in a viking-inspired outfit complete with face paint and a brown leather look, which has drawn some comparisons to independent wrestling Max The Impaler, while her entrance attire featured an antler-heavy headdress.
After plenty of vignettes building up to this moment, Logan guided Erik and Ivar as they showed a genuine level of newfound aggression as they interrupted what was set to be a match between B-Fab and Zelina Vega.
They were accompanied by Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma respectively, but the bout never got underway as Viking Raiders made their presence felt.
What transpired was a fantastic beatdown from the former NXT and Raw Tag Team Champions, who laid out the competition to make a real statement.
The Usos have the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles wrapped up for the time being, but having Erik and Ivar waiting in the wings is a wise move to ensure a hot division once Jimmy and Jey’s reign comes to an end.
While Legado del Fantasma will be able to recover here – particularly as their leader Santos Escobar overcame Shinsuke Nakamura in a first-round SmackDown World Cup match – it’s becoming clear that Hit Row needs some momentum.
The trio is talented with great promise and a fantastic style, but between an entertaining but disappointing feud with Maximum Male Models and the arrival of Legado del Fantasma themselves, their SmackDown run has faltered.
They’re by no means a lost cause – but it’ll take some effort to build them into a credible threat to get the fans behind the unit.
WWE SmackDown airs Friday nights at 1am on BT Sport 1.
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