Randy Orton

Randy Orton

A born superstar, Randy Orton is the third generation wrestler coming from the family of most fierce and rugged wrestlers - his father ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton being the WWE Hall of Famer, grandfather late ‘The Big O’, and his uncle ‘Barry O’ Orton.

He was signed up with WWE in their developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) where he was groomed under Triple H and Ric Flair who added him to their elite faction – The Evolution stable.

Soon after setting his feet in the ring, Orton started attacking the WWE Hall of Famers and was acknowledged as ‘The Legend Killer’ of the company. At the mere age of 24, Randy Orton registered himself as the youngest World Heavyweight Champion, defeating Chris Benoit. Following his first remarkable victory, Orton left Evolution and made a tag team with Edge named the Rated-RKO, winning and holding the World Tag Team Championship before the Rated-RKO disbanded in mid-2007.

From the moment he had set foot in the wrestling world, Randy Orton has been destined for stardom at the stage of WWE.

Randy Orton – Training And Early Wrestling Career

Born on 1st April 1980, Randal Keith Orton had always known the hardships of life as a wrestler, with his father warning him that life in the ring actually means a life on the road and away from the family before he decided to choose wrestling as a career.

Before he was signed up with OVW for WWE, Orton was enlisted with the Marines in 1998. However, a year later, Orton received a bad conduct discharge in 1999. He was tried and convicted under a special court-martial, subsequently spending 38 days in the brig at Camp Pendleton.

Orton started his wrestling career in 2000 at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling in St. Louis, Missouri. There he was trained under his father Bob Orton Jr. and the staff of the promotion.

Following this, Orton was signed up with WWF and was assigned to its developmental territory, the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in 2001. A year later, Orton was called up to join the main roster of OVW Class of 2002, along with John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Batista.

There he defeated the likes of Rico Constantino and won the OVW Hardcore Championship – twice. Orton defeated Stevie Richards on his flagship show debut after which he was drafted to Raw in September 2002.

Evolution and ‘The Legendary Killer’

Within weeks of his debut on the Raw, Orton fashioned a shoulder injury which left him on the sidelines for months. However, even while in recovery condition, Orton would still appear on Raw in his own segment – Randy News Network (RNN) where he would talk about his recovery.
Following his recovery, Orton would join The Evolution stable that comprises of Ric Flair, Triple H, and Batista.

The four of them were then pushed to the front on Raw while they reached the apex of their wrestling career at Armageddon 2003. By this time, all the men’s titles on the flagship show were possessed by the four Evolution members.

Orton joined his stablemate Triple H in an Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. Although he was eliminated by Goldberg, Orton’s help ushered Triple H to eliminate Goldberg and retain his title.

And soon, he started proclaiming himself as the ‘Legend Killer’ for eliminating WWE’s most decorated veteran wrestlers. He defeated Rob Van Dam for the Intercontinental Championship at Armageddon in December 2003 and held the title for 210 days, recording the longest Intercontinental Championship reign in seven years.

Evolution Split

The following night on Raw, Randy Orton defended his title against Benoit after which Evolution threw him a mock celebration. His stablemate Triple H loathed Orton for stealing his spotlight. After giving a thumbs-up to the third-generation superstar, Flair, Batista and Triple H attacked him in the ring – effectively throwing him out of The Evolution.

The Viper didn't have a long run with the title, dropping it to Triple H at the next pay-per-view, Unforgiven. Meanwhile, he continued feuding with his former comrades for the remaining 2004, Orton turned heel in 2005 while unsuccessfully attempting to end the winning streak of The Undertaker at WrestleMania 21.

He was subsequently drafted to SmackDown in order to resume his program with The Deadman for the rest of the year.

Randy Orton – WWE Championship

At No Mercy 2007, Randy Orton had his next taste of silverware when he defeated Triple H in a Last Man Standing match to win the WWE Championship. The title was declared vacant after John Cena was forced to relinquish it when he suffered from a pectoralis major muscle injury. Orton held the title till Backlash 2008 where he was defeated by Triple H in a 4-way elimination match, including Cena and JBL.

The following month, Orton sustained a collarbone injury and took a brief hiatus before returning in September 2008. Upon his return, the Missouri native formed a stable with Ted Dibiase Jr and Cody Rhodes which was then known as the Legacy. The trio started feuding with the McMahon family in January 2009 and received a major push as Orton assaulted Vince and his daughter Stephanie McMahon.

The Viper even won the Royal Rumble that year but was unsuccessful in his attempt at winning the WWE title from Triple H at WrestleMania. However, Orton redeemed himself at the next pay-per-view, Backlash, by winning the title from his former mentor after an emphatic punt to the head.

Early in 2010, Orton lost the match WWE Championship after the interference from his stable-mate Rhodes. This strained the relationship between Orton and the Legacy (Rhodes and DiBiase). On the February 22 episode of Raw, in a six-match tag team match, Orton attacked both, Rhodes and DiBiase, turning face for the first time.

Randy Orton – World Heavyweight Championship

After the Legacy disbanded, Orton feuded against Cena, Edge, and Sheamus in a fatal 4-way WWE Championship, winning it after the interference from The Nexus. After this, at the Night of Champions, Randy Orton won his sixth WWE title in a six-pack challenge elimination match. He defended Sheamus, Wade Barrett, John Cena, Chris Jericho, and Edge.
Orton successfully defended the title against Sheamus in a Hell in a Cell match at Hell in a Cell.

However, on the November 22 episode of Raw, Orton lost the championship against The Miz who had successfully cashed in Money in the Bank.

At the Summerslam 2013, Randy Orton returned to the main event scene as he cashed in the Money in the Bank contract on Daniel Bryan. Later at the WrestleMania 30, Orton, unfortunately, lost the title to Bryan.

Top Face

In the 2016 WWE draft, Randy Orton was revealed as the members of Team SmackDown for Survivor Series, while he got involved in a storyline with the Wyatt Family.

It culminated in Randy Orton successfully challenging the Eater of Worlds for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 33 after winning the Royal Rumble.

Frequently asked questions

What does Randy Orton’s RKO stand for?

RKO is Randy Orton's finishing move in the WWE. It stands for Randy Keith Orton.

What is the net worth of Randy Orton?

The current net worth of Randy in 2020 stands at $11 million.

Has Randy Orton done movies and TV shows?

Randy Orton Films

Year Title Role
2011 That's What I Am Ed Freel
2013 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Nick Malloy
2015 The Condemned 2 Will Tanner
2016 Countdown Himself
2019 Long Shot Christopher Brooks
2019 Changeland Martin

Randy Orton Television Shows

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Deal or No Deal Himself
2016 Shooter James Richards Episode: "Recon by Fire"
2018 The Thundermans Nick Thunderman

Does Randy Orton have kids?

Yes. Randy Orton has two kids. Both are daughters. Alanna Marie Orton and Brooklyn Rose Orton are the daughters of Randy Orton.

Randy Orton
Big E
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Big E Cashes In Money In The Bank 2021 Contract To Become New WWE Champion

Big E has become the new WWE Champion on this week’s WWE Raw by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract, won earlier this year. Since the beginning of the show, E has been teasing his cash-in on social media. Then he proceeded to appear on various segments of Raw with the same intention before finally staying true to his words at the final moments of the show.

The main event of WWE Raw witnessed Bobby Lashley retaining the WWE Title over RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton. He nailed a spear on Orton for the pinfall win. Once the match was over, Orton was put through a table to add insult to injury.

As Lashley was tending to celebrate his winning moments, out came Big E to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract and get his title shot, Lashley pointed out that he was hurt from the bygone match but the referee rang the bell and the match eventually started.

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Big E focused on the hurt knee of Lashley who managed to counter with a Spear. E kicked out of it and then hit Lashley back with a Big Ending to pick up the pinfall win and win the WWE Championship. The New Day members, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods hit the ring to join the celebration to send the show off-air.

Big E starts his first WWE title reign on Raw

This is Big E’s first run with the WWE Title while Lashley held the title for 195 days, winning it from The Miz on the March 1 edition of RAW. Lashley was supposed to defend the title against Orton in a rematch at Extreme Rules with some sort of stipulations but after the happenings on Raw, the match lineup will certainly go through big changes.

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Sports Illustrated spoke with Big E backstage at the TD Garden in Boston (home of this week’s Raw) and asked him why he chose this week’s show for the MITB cash-in. He talked about the history for him with this area while answering the question,

“Why not tonight? Why not the hometown of one Kofi Kingston? My sister lives here, my mom went to BC [Boston College] and Tufts [University]. Boston is a beautiful area, a beautiful town. Why not here, why not now?”

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Randy Orton. Image Credits: Twitter

Jim Ross Remembers Asking Vince McMahon To Recruit Randy Orton

Professional wrestling Legend Jim Ross who currently works as an announcer in the All Elite Wrestling promotion recently revealed that it was him who asked Vince McMahon to recruit Randy Orton. Orton is in WWE for nearly two decades and he is one of the most famous stars of WWE.

Randy Orton started his professional wrestling career back in 1999 when he started training for professional wrestling. She belongs from one of the most dedicated wrestling families all around the world. His grandfather, his father, his uncle everyone was professional wrestlers and they were all quite famous.

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Randy Orton. Image Credits: Twitter

Jim Ross Remembers Asking Vince McMahon To Recruit Randy Orton

But without any doubt randy is the most famous of his family. He has always been a home grown talent of WWE. He started his career from the development Territory of WWE which was Ohio Valley Wrestling back then. In 2002 he made his main roster debut, and from his very first day in the main roster he had been pretty impressive.

Slowly he became one of the biggest stars in WWE history and also a fan favourite. He won a total of 14 World Championships in WWE which is just behind John Cena’s 16 World championships and tied with the record with of Triple H. He still has a long way to go and maybe we will beat John Cena record one day.

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Randy Orton. Image Credits: Twitter

Jim Ross who currently works as an announcer in the All Elite Wrestling promotion recently spoke on his Grilling Jr. where he revealed that it was him who asked Vince McMahon to recruit Randy Orton. He said;

“Every recruiting story is different. I had a hard sell to get Randy Orton hired because of his negative exit from the Marines, and Vince, being a strong patriot, didn’t like how that worked out with Randy in the military.

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Randy Orton. Image Credits: Twitter

“I said, ‘Didn’t you get a second chance, [Vince]? Well, what’s the difference with this kid? He’s third generation. If he hits, look what we have. If he doesn’t hit, I can get rid of him in 90 days notice. What do we have to lose?’”

“He’s going to end his career as one of the greatest talents. Hall of Famer, no doubt, but also going to be regarded by his peers as one of the greatest in-ring workers. It worked out well.”

H/T and transcribed by Sescoops


WWE Raw Preview (13/09/21): Lashley vs. Orton; US Title Open Challenge

Approaching to Extreme Rules PPV event, WWE Raw will present a loaded episode, this week with the headliner being a title match. Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Title against Randy Orton in a singles contest. The US title will also be on the line when Damian Priest throws an Open Challenge to the roster. Rhea Ripley will face a women’s tag team champion while Charlotte Flair will also be in action on the show set from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will defend against one-half of WWE RAW Tag Team Champions, Randy Orton, tonight. As announced by WWE, last week, RAW was supposed to feature Orton and Riddle defending their tag titles against Lashley and MVP while Orton vs. Lashley for the WWE Title was also announced for the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on September 26.

But then a commercial aired during the bygone episode of SmackDown where Orton vs. Lashley was advertised for WWE RAW. Then WWE has officially announced the WWE Title match on the official website as well as on social media profiles. The match has since been removed from the Extreme Rules card while the PPV graphic remains the same around this match.

WWE issued the following storyline explanation for preponing this mega encounter,

“They don’t want to wait for WWE Extreme Rules. Bobby Lashley will defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton this Monday on Raw! Raw Tag Team Champion Orton will look to add another title to his collection as he tries to capture his 15th World Championship, while The All-Mighty is out for some serious payback after falling victim to an RKO two weeks in a row. Who will emerge as WWE Champion? Find out on Raw, live this Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network!”

It’s very much possible that Orton vs. Lashley will go down on Raw while WWE will schedule the rematch between the two with an added stipulation at Extreme Rules.

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Another title defense has been announced for WWE RAW as United States Champion Damian Priest will host an Open Challenge. This will happen before he defends against Sheamus at Extreme Rules on September 26. Last week, Sheamus earned a clean pinfall victory over Drew McIntyre to become the new number-one contender for the mid-card title.

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WWE Raw Preview (13/09/21): Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya

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WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya vs. Rhea Ripley has also been confirmed for tonight in a singles contest. Last week, the champions, Natalya and Tamina Snuka returned to action against the team of Ripley and Nikki ASH in a non-title match. The newly formed team on Raw picked up the win to become the new number-one contenders for the tag team titles.

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WWE RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will also be in action against Shayna Baszler in a singles contest. Last week, Flair retained her title against Baszler’s tag team partner Nia Jax after Baszler provided Jax with a shocking distraction. This seemingly has set up a future feud between Jax and Baszler while Flair is set to put her title on the line at Extreme Rules against Alexa Bliss.

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A huge tag team action will go down on WWE Raw when The New Day – Kofi Kingston and Xavier Wood team up with Mansoor and Mustafa Ali against the team of AJ Styles, Omos, T-BAR, and MACE. All these four teams were involved in a tag team turmoil matchup to earn an opportunity to the tag team titles. Lashley and MVP won that bout to get a shot at the titles.

Extreme Rules 2021
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Extreme Rules 2021: Changes Made To WWE And Universal Title Matches

Earlier this week, Randy Orton vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE Title was announced for the Extreme Rules 2021 pay-per-view. WWE had also announced that next Monday’s RAW would feature Orton and Riddle defending their tag team titles against Lashley and MVP. This came after Lashley and MVP won a Gauntlet Eliminator, this week to capture the number-one contender’s spot for those titles.

A commercial then aired during Super SmackDown where Orton vs. Lashley was preponed for this coming episode of RAW. It was clearly noted that the WWE Champion will defend against one-half of RAW Tag Team Champions, Orton on Monday’s RAW.

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That being said, this match has been removed from WWE Extreme Rules 2021 listing. While the WWE website still has the PPV graphic for Orton vs. Lashley, the match has been removed from the actual card on the WWE website.

The official website of WWE brought out a preview for the upcoming match between Orton vs. Lashley saying that they do not want to wait for Extreme Rules 2021. There’s no mention of the nixed tag team match although it’s likely that the tag titles match won’t be happening, this week. It’s also possible that Orton vs. Lashley rematch will be added back to the PPV card with some sort of stipulation.

Reigns to face The Demon at Extreme Rules 2021

WWE has officially announced that Finn Balor’s alter-ego The Demon King will be challenging WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules 2021. As seen on Smackdown, Balor brought back The Demon personal by the end of the show from MSG in New York City after which the lineup was confirmed.

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WWE has already confirmed that Reigns will have to face Finn Balor when he puts the title on the line at the upcoming PPV event. This came as a rematch after Balor was defeated by Reigns on last week’s Smackdown main event. Now, it’s official that Balor’s alter-ego will be in action after hiatus of more than a couple of years. (Super ShowDown in 2019 to be exact)

WWE Extreme Rules 2021 pay-per-view will take place on September 26 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the updated card of the event,

WWE Universal Title Match
“The Demon” Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns (c)

RAW Women’s Title Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)

WWE United States Title Match
Sheamus vs. Damian Priest (c)

WWE Extreme Rules 2021
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Extreme Rules 2021: WWE And United States Title Match Confirmed

WWE Title match has become official for the Extreme Rules 2021 pay-per-view. The match will see Bobby Lashley defending the prime belt against RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton. This falls in line with the earlier report from Wrestling Observer who already confirmed the Orton vs. Lashley lineup following the RKO by Orton on the champion, last week.

This week’s RAW opening segment saw Orton proposing a title shot for Lashley’s WWE Championship, and MVP suggested it for Extreme Rules 2021. The challenge was accepted while Lashley has also promised that he and MVP will capture the RAW Tag Team Titles so that he can become a double champion. This same demand was shown, last week, two.

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The storyline progressed in a way that MVP and Lashley are trying to get put into the main event RAW Tag Team Turmoil match to become the new number-one contenders to Orton and Riddle. Eventually, they did end up winning that contest. That being said, Raw Tag Team Titles will be on the line where Team R-K-Bro will defend against Lashley and MVP on Raw, just two weeks before WWE Extreme Rules 2021.

Damien Priest to defend at Extreme Rules 2021

WWE United States Title match has also become official for the Extreme Rules 2021 event. In this match, the champion Damian Priest will defend his title against Sheamus, the former champion. Back at SummerSlam 2021, Priest defeated Sheamus in a singles contest via clean pinfall to win the mid-card title for the first time in his career.

Then Sheamus became the new number-one contender by defeating Drew McIntyre in a Number-one Contender’s match on this week’s RAW. Sheamus picked up the win with a handful of tights which the referee never spotted.

Extreme Rules 2021 will be Priest’s second title defense on TV since winning the strap from Sheamus at SummerSlam. On last week’s Raw, Priest retained over Sheamus and McIntyre in a Triple Threat where he pinned McIntyre for the title retention.

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WWE Extreme Rules 2021 pay-per-view will take place on September 26 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. To date, three matches have officially been announced for the PPV event from Raw and SmackDown. Check out the card,

WWE Title Match
RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)

WWE United States Title Match
Sheamus or Drew McIntyre vs. Damian Priest (c)

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WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): Title Matches; Tag Team Turmoil

A packed episode of WWE Raw is waiting this week where a number of title matches are scheduled. The 24/7 Championship and the Women’s Title will be on the line in singles competitions. Women’s tag team champions will be back in action after a couple of shows’ hiatus against fresh opponents. A huge tag team turmoil will also be on the card on the show set from the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is sitting opponent-less, at this point after defending the belt against legendary Goldberg at Summerslam. While The Myth will still be coming after him in due course, for now, a new opponent should be in-reserve for the All-Mighty. Going by the insider reports and happenings, Randy Orton could be the one to be gunning after his title.

Last week, Team RK-Bro successfully defended WWE Raw tag team titles against Lashley and MVP in the main event. After Riddle got the pinfall win over MVP via The Floating BRO, Lashley downed him with a mammoth spear. But then Orton was waiting with his RKO move to plant the champion. This altercation must have set up the future title match while the storyline progression will continue this week.

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Charlotte Flair will defend her WWE RAW Women’s Title against Nia Jax, as per WWE’s confirmations. This match comes after Jax defeated Flair in a stiff non-title match, last week. Certain miscommunications between the two ended up producing a shoot fight to garner the attention of the IWC, during that match.

But the bottomline is that Jax gained a clean pinfall win over The Queen and thus she’s coming after the title, a week later. While the behemoth hasn’t held the singles title since Money in the Bank 2018, Flair is enjoying her 12th title reign as she defeated Rhea Ripley and Nikki ASH at Summerslam in a Triple Threat.

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WWE has also announced a Tag Team Turmoil match for tonight’s show where the winners will become the new number-one contenders to WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Riddle and Randy Orton. The following tag teams have been announced for the Turmoil match,

* AJ Styles and Omos
* The Viking Raiders
* Lucha House Party
* Jinder Mahal and Veer
* T-BAR and MACE
* Mustafa Ali and Mansoor
* The New Day

WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): McIntyre vs. Sheamus

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Drew McIntyre will be in action against Sheamus in a singles contest on this Monday’s WWE RAW. The winner of the match will get a title shot at WWE US Champion Damian Priest on September 26 at Extreme Rules. McIntyre and Priest competed last week in a Triple Threat Match also featuring Sheamus where the champion retained the title via pinfall win on McIntyre. The winner of the upcoming contender’s match is likely to meet Priest in a stipulated match at the late September PPV.

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WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina will be back in tag team action on WWE Raw as they take on Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. As of this writing, this is going to be a non-title match. At present, Shotzi and Nox from Smackdown already secured a couple of wins over Nattie and Tamina to become new number-one contenders to the tag titles. But Ripley and Nikki are also having momentums on their side and a win could earn them a title match opportunity in due course.

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WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie is also scheduled to defend his title against Akira Tozawa in a singles contest. For weeks, Tozawa and R-Truth have been chasing the champion to steal the belt, outside of the ring but Reggie managed to escape the scene, showing his athletic ability. Will he be able to outlast the former Cruiserweight Champion, inside the ring? We’ll find out when WWE Raw continues with the Extreme Rules builds.

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WWE Raw Preview (23/08/21): Team RK-Bro Celebration; Logal Paul Returns

Fallouts from Summerslam 2021 will be there on this week’s episode of WWE Raw which should also mark the beginning for Extreme Rules builds. The new Women’s Champion commences a new reign alongside the tag team champions who are all set to throw a celebration due to their title match win. Also, Logan Paul will be in attendance at the show that takes place at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.

Starting with the prime title match at Summerslam from WWE Raw, Goldberg was able to connect with the spear maneuver outside the ring but the dominance didn’t last long. Repeated attacks to the knees by Lashley, caused the legendary performer to fall on her knees. As the referee called off the match, Lashley connected with some more chairshots to hurt the challenger, afterward.

The beatdown could’ve continued but Goldberg’s son Gage, rushed the ring and jumped on Lashley’s back for his father’s aid. But he ended up getting trapped into the Hurt Lock for his efforts. MVP insisted it was a mistake, but that wasn’t certainly enough for Goldberg, who promised to ‘kill Lashley’ for his actions. By the looks of it, WWE Raw might just continue to produce Lashley vs. Goldberg II.

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WWE Raw Preview: Post Summerslam 2021 edition preview

Randy Orton wasn’t very keen on teaming with Riddle but he did and now he’s able to call himself a champion, after all. The gamble on making an ally with Riddle paid off for Orton at SummerSlam, as RK-Bro became WWE Raw Tag Team Championship. Following an RKO outta nowhere from Orton to Styles, the former champions lost the titles that they won back at Wrestlemania 37.

Now that RK-Bro has become champions, they are looking forward to commencing their journey in style. Per an announcement from WWE, an RK-Bro Championship Celebration will go down, tonight. Riddle, in particular, is thrilled to capture a belt with the legendary superstar and he’s likely to reserve something special for The Viper.

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Logan Paul will be returning to WWE after almost five months as the company has announced that the YouTube star, boxer, and actor will be appearing on the post-SummerSlam edition of WWE RAW in San Diego. Paul will be appearing on RAW for a Moist TV segment with host John Morrison and probably The Miz will also be with him. There’s no update on what WWE has planned for this segment.

It should be noted that Paul made his WWE debut earlier this year on SmackDown during the WrestleMania match build between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Paul was there at Wrestlemania in Zayn’s corner during Night Two. That match saw Owens defeat Zayn with a Stunner. After the match, Paul tried to congratulate Owens but Owens responded with a Stunner to leave Paul laying.

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Charlotte Flair became a 6-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion and an overall 12-time champion at Summerslam 2021. The Queen will now begin the new era of being a champion on Monday Nights. While there’s a chance that Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley might just continue gunning for the title, a new challenger might also be named in the form of Alexa Bliss who defeated Eva Marie, Saturday night. More on the title picture will be available on this post Summerslam episode of Monday Night Raw.

WWE Summerslam 2021
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WWE Summerslam 2021: New Championship Match And More Announced

Randy Orton and Riddle are back on the same page and they’ve been booked for the RAW Tag Team Championship match at WWE SummerSlam 2021. The duo will challenge AJ Styles and Omos for the titles, this Saturday night as the match for the PPV has now been made, official.

During this week’s SummerSlam go-home edition of RAW, AJ defeated Riddle in a singles contest. Then Orton later defeated Omos by DQ due to interference by AJ. Orton was then double-teamed by Styles and Omos until Riddle made the save.

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Orton then declared that Riddle has earned his respect, and team RK-Bro is back, together. They hugged as fans cheered them on. Riddle then announced that they would be challenging AJ and Omos at WWE SummerSlam 2021, a match that was later confirmed by the RAW announcers.

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At WWE SummerSlam Drew McIntyre will compete against Jinder Mahal in a singles contest. In that match, Mahal’s goons Veer and Shanky will be banned from ringside. Over on Raw, the show featured a 2-on-1 Handicap Match with McIntyre competing against Veer and Shanky.

Per the stipulations, Drew would’ve been banned from bringing his sword to the ring at WWE SummerSlam 2021 if he lost the Handicap Match. But he won and hence Veer and Shanky are now banned from being at ringside for Mahal.

Eva Marie vs. Alexa Bliss has also been made official for WWE SummerSlam 2021. Marie and Doudrop have been feuding with Bliss, and Lilly, for a few weeks. This week, a segment aired where Doudrop apologized to Eva and blamed her loss from last week on Lilly.

Eva then sent Doudrop to steal Lilly from Bliss in a backstage segment. Doudrop went to Alexa’s Playground and did so only to hand her back to Bliss. Bliss laughed while Doudrop walked off. Eva then claimed to take care of the Bliss’ problem at SummerSlam, while Bliss has promised to put an end to the Eva-Lution at the upcoming show.

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WWE Summerslam 2021 updated match card

WWE SummerSlam 2021 takes place this Saturday, August 21 from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s the updated card for the PPV,

WWE Universal Title Match
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (c)

WWE Title Match
Bill Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

Triple Threat for the RAW Women’s Title
Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki A.S.H. (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair (c)

SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The Mysterios (Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso) (c)

WWE United States Title Match
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus (c)

RAW Tag Team Titles Match
Randy Orton and Riddle vs. AJ Styles and Omos (c)

Edge vs. Seth Rollins

Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
Veer and Shanky are banned from ringside.

Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie

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WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): Goldberg-Lashley Face-Off; Summerslam Go-Home Show

WWE Raw will air this week for one final time before SummerSlam 2021 with the last-minute builds. A main-event segment and two matches for this episode have been announced. Randy Orton is scheduled to compete against gigantic Omos while Drew McIntyre will be in a Handicap Match. Plus, Goldberg is also booked from this episode that takes place from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): Goldberg-Lashley Face-Off; Summerslam Go-Home Show 96

Randy Orton returned last week after a couple of months’ absence from WWE Raw. It was expected that he will provide backup to Riddle who was being ambushed by AJ Styles and Omos. But The Viper rather struck Riddle with an RKO after picking up a win over Styles. He apparently turned on his former tag team partner, teasing a rivalry, instead.

Now, Orton will face one-half of WWE RAW Tag Team Champions, Omos in singles action, this week. Despite Orton delivering the RKO to Riddle, the belief is that team RK-Bro is intact and they will challenge Omos and AJ Styles for the tag titles at SummerSlam 2021. The duo did have a hug-it-out session in the presence of John Cena once the main show of Raw went off the air.

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WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): McIntyre set for Handicap Match

WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): Goldberg-Lashley Face-Off; Summerslam Go-Home Show 97

A 2-on-1 Handicap Match has also been announced for WWE RAW where Drew McIntyre will be taking on Veer and Shanky. This comes as an effect of McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal being confirmed for SummerSlam this past Friday night. This upcoming match is expected to make the ongoing rivalry more intense.

Mahal and his two protégé were responsible for taking out Drew McIntyre from the Money In The Bank 2021 Ladder Match after which McIntyre punished Shanky with more than two dozen chair shots. This upcoming Handicap Match will actually be a rematch from the August 2 RAW episode, which witnessed McIntyre getting the DQ to win over Veer and Shanky.

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WWE RAW will also see Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg coming back for one more appearance to meet WWE Champion Bobby Lashley face-to-face before their title match showdown at SummerSlam 2021. While Goldberg has been claiming that Lashley is next, the All-Mighty Champion sent a stern message to the legendary superstar mentioning that at SummerSlam, he’s simply done. With the intensity growing strong in this feud, it’s likely that the two will go into a physical confrontation, tonight.

WWE Raw Women’s Champion Nikki Cross A.S.H. competed in a singles contest against Rhea Ripley, last week in her attempt to become a strong champion. This came after her clean pinfall win over Charlotte Flair. But the match against Ripley ended in a no-contest, thanks to the interference from Flair who delivered a beatdown on both the competitors before standing tall with the title. We’ll see how the champion and Ripley will backfire this week when Raw airs from Texas.

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John Cena Brings Randy Orton And Riddle Together After WWE Raw

Randy Orton was the headliner for this week’s Raw after making his much-anticipated comeback. He featured in the main event match and ended the show by hitting an RKO on Riddle. This appeared to be a heel-turn from The Viper on the Road to Summerslam 2021. But the afterward happening was something different where he made a truce with his former tag team partner, courtesy of John Cena.

As mentioned above, Randy Orton returned in the opening segment of Raw and denied Riddle’s request to resume their RK-Bro tag team. Orton later defeated one-half of the RAW Tag Team Champions, AJ Styles in the main event match via an RKO, which came after Riddle helped him with Omos at ringside.

John Cena Brings Randy Orton And Riddle Together After WWE Raw 110

During the post-match segment, Randy Orton hugged Riddle to which the crowd gave a big pop. But as they two were celebrating, Orton raised Riddle’s arm in the air but then took him out with an RKO. Orton was all smiles as RAW went off the air on the USA Network.

John Cena then came out to a big pop from the crowd at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cena hit the ring as Riddle was still recovering from the RKO. The Suicide Squad movie star then played “Peacemaker” between Orton and Riddle as the two were forced to do a group hug with him.

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Randy Orton and Riddle could be part of a Summerslam match

The Cenation leader then went on to be a part of the dark match, exclusively for the Orlando fans. Cena teamed up with Damian Priest for the first time ever as they defeated the team of Jinder Mahal and Veer. Cena did not appear on this week’s RAW TV, but Priest worked the show and picked up a win over John Morrison. He has also been booked into a WWE United States Champion Sheamus to confirm their match at SummerSlam.

John Cena Brings Randy Orton And Riddle Together After WWE Raw 111

As for Randy Orton and Riddle, they’re likely to be booked in a singles contest at Summerslam 2021 after what transpired on the main show of Raw but that’s not been confirmed, yet. Orton and Riddle vs. Styles and Omos for the WWE Raw tag team titles has been rumored for the PPV, but the creative direction has been changed following what transpired in Orlando. The group hug was off the TV which won’t be factored into the storyline.

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