RK-Bro Lose WWE Raw Tag Team Titles

Randy Orton & Riddle - RK-Bro
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New WWE Raw Team Champions were crowned on this Monday’s episode of the red brand, as RK-Bro lost the straps ahead of the Royal Rumble.

After chasing the title belts over the last few weeks, The Alpha Academy combination of Chad Gable and Otis managed to capture the Raw Tag Team Championships from Randy Orton and Riddle on the 10th January 2022 edition of the show.

There had been plenty of tension between Orton and Riddle over the last few weeks, with ‘The Ultimate Bro’ seemingly costing a number of contests for the team after not listening to his more experienced partner. Before the defence on Raw, ‘The Viper’ made it clear that Riddle should tag in his partner at any point if he didn’t know what he should do next.

For the majority of the match, Riddle took a beating from The Alpha Academy with the challengers being careful to isolate one member of their opposition team. Eventually Riddle was able to get to his partner and make the tag, who entered the ring with a flurry of offence including a top rope superplex on Gable.

However much fire ‘The Viper’ managed to enter the match with, it wasn’t enough to keep hold of the tag belts. Otis managed to connect with a powerslam on Orton which was enough for The Alpha Academy to become the new champions, with Riddle not taking the fall after weeks of berating from Orton.

This loss marked the end of RK-Bro as WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, having won the title belts from AJ Styles and Omos at SummerSlam 2020.