Vince McMahon Denied Randy Orton’s Special Request at a Recent WWE PPV

Published 11/16/2021, 7:00 AM EST


The team of Randy Orton and Matt Riddle, dubbed as Rk-Bro, is one of the hottest things that is happening on the Raw brand of WWE. The reigning WWE Raw tag team champions are enjoying their title reign that began at the SummerSlam PPV.

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However, the former MMA star opened about a brief incident which left ‘The Viper’ a bit disappointed. Back at the WWE Crown Jewel PPV, the WWE Universe witnessed Riddle riding the camel while the duo entered.

However, it was Randy Orton who wanted to ride the back of the camel. Unfortunately, the WWE chairman, Vince McMahon, sat him down and said that he can’t ride it.

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Sitting with Alistair McGeorge of Metro, the former Intercontinental champion, Matt Riddle talked about his time and experience at the Crown Jewel PPV in Saudi Arabia.

He admitted he loved the culture and the WWE Universe loved the show they put out that night.

“The camel was a good time! I highly recommend, if you haven’t ridden a camel, get yourself a camel, get yourself the opportunity to ride one. Especially if you get the opportunity to ride one in Saudi, embrace the culture there and everything else – and the fans loved it. I’ll be honest – I loved it.”

Vince McMahon didn’t want to see Randy Orton doing something he’s not known for

In the interview, Riddle also confessed that Randy was a bit disappointed because, before their entrance, he expressed to McMahon that he wanted to ride the back of the camel.

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 08: World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE SmackDown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

However, Vince McMahon bluntly denied Orton’s request, claiming that it is not something he is known for and his persona does not have this goofy side to do such stuff.

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“You know who wasn’t happy about it though, because they didn’t get to ride a camel either? Randy. Randy wanted to ride a camel and Vince wouldn’t him. ‘He goes, “Randy, that’s not your character, riding a camel.” He’s like, “What does that mean man?! My character doesn’t ride a camel?! ‘I’m like, ‘Randy, I’m sorry bro, sometimes you’re just not the dude that rides camels,” Riddle confessed.

Eventually, Orton didn’t let this affect the quality of the match he had the same night against Styles and Omos. Rk-Bro retained their belts and will represent Raw on Survivor Series.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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