WWE’s Matt Riddle and Randy Orton have been an odd couple on Monday Night Raw for some time now with their tag team RK-Bro. Sadly, it seemed that team-up might have officially come to an end in the latest episode after Orton finally snapped on Riddle and delivered an RKO that could spell the end of their friendship and alliance, and maybe even turn into a match at SummerSlam. The friendship may be dead on-camera, but are the two actually friends in real life?
Matt Riddle recently spoke to Sportskeeda Wrestling about ideal tag-team partners and whether or not he’d love to team up with a noted wrestler with a similar gimmick to Riddle’s, Rob Van Dam. Riddle gave props to RVD, and in the process also described why he loves his chemistry with Randy Orton and talked a bit about their dynamic behind the scenes:
For all the tension shown on camera, Matt Riddle indicated at the very least that he and Randy Orton work together to make sure that polar opposite dynamic comes across on Monday Night Raw. Riddle gave no signs of tension between the two, and certainly nothing like the disdain we see Orton has for Riddle during wrestling events.
Hilariously enough, Randy Orton admitted months ago on The Kurt Angle Show that he didn’t have a good first impression of Matt Riddle when he first met him. Orton shared the story, which is a good lesson in respecting the veterans of your organization. As he put it:
Randy Orton may look seconds from murdering his tag-team partner on Monday Night Raw, but he’s a fan of Matt Ridd in real life. It’s kind of a shame to learn now that the two’s run as a duo may be over, but perhaps the two can mend that bridge?
Monday Night Raw airs on USA Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET. For more on behind-the-scenes wrestling gossip, read up on which former WWE superstar just blasted Goldberg and isn't sure why he's performing at SummerSlam.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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