When Riddle started getting featured around Randy Orton in backstage segments, it felt like WWE was building towards a feud between the two. However, they went in the opposite way, and formed an oddball team. Little did they know, they were creating one of the most memorable tag teams in recent memory.
Riddle’s goofball personality meshed so well with Randy Orton’s serious character, that they became one of the most popular acts on the show. RKBro was one of the major highlights of the Thunderdome era, and that moment carried over after crowds returned to the arenas.
WWE had seemingly struck gold with the pairing of Randy Orton and Riddle. The duo got the biggest reactions in the entire company. Both members of the team were so over that they were going to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship individually. However their dream run came to an end, as Randy Orton suffered a legitimate back injury.
In a 20+ year career @WWE, I’ve done a LOT. The time spent w @SuperKingofBros has been up there among my favorite. Aside from the jokes , he’s a serious competitor and athlete & a future world champion. But before that happens, we’re unifying those tag team titles on #Smackdown https://t.co/jA2dROsoia
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 19, 2022
Why is Randy Orton out of action right now in WWE?
Orton’s injury forced WWE to bring back Brock Lesnar to face Reigns at WWE SummerSlam 2022. Riddle faced Reigns on a SmackDown in June 2022. It can be said that Riddle lost a lot of momentum because of Orton’s injury. With WWE Clash At The Castle coming up, could Randy Orton return?
Randy Orton was taken off WWE programming because of his back injury in June. Riddle recently gave an update that Randy’s injury was more serious than previously thought. Fightful reported that Orton’s injury was serious and he would be needing surgery to get better.
Feels weird to “celebrate” myself, but throughout the week I’ve read your messages and posts and am truly humbled.Advertisement
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) April 25, 2022
This report rules Orton out for the rest of 2022. While superstars have made a fast recovery previously, Orton’s case looks unlikely. He got injured just over a month ago. Thus, him returning at 3rd September looks extremely unlikely. Randy Orton is the one of the greatest of all time. When he does return to the company, it will undoubtedly be a memorable moment,