SummerSlam 2021 started with the Raw Championship team match. The defending champions, AJ styles and Omos, defended the red belts against sift and Randy Orton, collectively called RKBro. For weeks before, Riddle had attempted to renew its partnership with Orton, the latter having been inactive due to undisclosed circumstances. The week before Slam summer, Orton recognized Riddle as a partner, allowing them to reform their team. This led RKBro to the opening game of Slam summer, which saw them win the Raw Tag Team Championship following an RKO from Orton on Styles.
– WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 22, 2021
With this victory, Riddle won his first Raw Tag Team title. However, he’s no stranger to the tag team gold in WWE; in early 2020 he captured the NXT Tag Team Championship alongside Pete dunne. In terms of singles action, Riddle is a former United States Championship. During this time, Slam summer sees RKBro’s “The Viper” claim his third WWE Tag Team Title. Randy Orton had previously won the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2006 alongside Edge; together they were known as Rated RKO. A decade later, Orton captured the Smack down Tag Team Championship as a member of The Wyatt family.
With this victory, one has to wonder what challenge awaits RKO at the end of Slam summer. It’s fair to assume that AJ Styles and Omos will be looking to get their gold back. However, other tag teams will be looking to claim the red titles. Tune in to Monday Night Raw, every week at 8 p.m. EST, to find out more.
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