The words riggers, rigors sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do riggers, rigors sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: riggers, rigors are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of rigger.
Plural form of rigor.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.