Randy Orton Defeats AJ Styles for the First-Time Ever, RKO’s Riddle to Close WWE Raw

Published 08/10/2021, 12:10 AM EDT
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton poses for photographers during the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Super Showdown event in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah late on January 7, 2019. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)


The team of Matt Riddle and Randy Orton is arguably the best thing on Raw at the moment. However, this week took a shocking turn of events when RK-Bro broke up. No one could have seen this coming, especially Riddle.

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At the very beginning of this week’s Raw, Randy Orton was back in the ring. As usual, Riddle was excited to see him. When Orton refused to acknowledge his efforte, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, AJ Styles and Omos, made their way into the ring. Things quickly turned sour as all four men started brawling. This led to the main event of Orton vs Styles.

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Both AJ and Orton are excellent in-ring performers and have proven they can work with anyone. This showed in their match as both men gave it their all.

The tide of the match kept shifting as both wrestlers are very proficient in their own way. However, the giant Omos was a menacing sight for the Viper. Time and again, Omos’ distraction led to Styles getting the upper hand.

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Omos kept getting in the way of Orton, so to even things out, Riddle took matters into his own hands. Riddle came out of nowhere and attacked Omos. The distraction led to Orton countering a Springboard Phenomenal Forearm by AJ into an RKO out of nowhere. Vintage Orton.

The Viper pinned AJ for the win. Following the match, Riddle and Orton shared a heartfelt moment with each other. RK-Bro hugged!! But nothing was as it seemed. The Viper hit one last RKO and this one was for his former partner.

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No one can trust the Apex Predator. Is SummerSlam the next stop for the story? Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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