In the opening contest of this week’s Monday Night Raw, Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) defended the Raw Tag Team Championship against RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) and the team of Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens. RK-Bro have been at odds with the champions for weeks, taking part in various academic challenges and the like to earn a title opportunity. Rollins and Owens served as a wildcard, throwing their hats into the proverbial ring as a title victory would lead them to a WrestleMania match. By the end of this match, however, RK-Bro emerged victorious with their second Raw Tag Team Championship victory.
As Orton and Riddle celebrated with their newly won Raw tag team titles, the other teams appeared devastated by this loss. This was especially true for Owens, who sat against the steel steps in disbelief, and Rollins, who made his way back up the ramp with a distant expression on his face. One would have to wonder what WrestleMania entails for them, as well as the former champions in Alpha Academy.
"I've been doing this more than 20 years now and I have never had this much fun as I'm having right now in this ring with my partner @SuperKingofBros. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. This man is my FRIEND."@RandyOrton making us all emotional right now on #WWERaw. pic.twitter.com/EICZVz8Kcj
— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2022
RK-Bro Capture the Raw Tag Team Titles
What to Know About New Two-Time Champions
With this victory, as mentioned earlier, RK-Bro are now 2x Raw Tag Team Champions. They first captured the titles this past August, when they defeated AJ Styles and Omos at SummerSlam. Randy Orton and Riddle would go on to defend the titles against a number of teams since then. Such opponents included, but weren’t limited to, The Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode) and MVP and former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. RK-Bro would eventually drop the titles to Alpha Academy earlier this year, their first reign ending at 142 days.
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