The unlikely alliance of Randy Orton and Matt Riddle came to be known as one of the most exciting teams in WWE. The duo, known as RK-Bro, was last seen together months ago, however, recent reports suggest that WWE is likely done with them as a team.

The beginning of the team’s formation saw Matt Riddle pursue The Viper to form a team with him back in April 2021. Randy Orton, after weeks of thought and due consideration, decided to give it a try and RK-Bro became a thing for the WWE Universe.

To everyone’s surprise, The Viper and The Original Bro managed to win over the audience and become one of the most entertaining teams in the tag team division. Randy Orton and Matt Riddle even manage to claim the RAW Tag Team titles as a unit by defeating AJ Styles and Omos at WWE SummerSlam 2021.

However, the team had to disband when Randy Orton went out due to a back injury, right after dropping the RAW tag team championships to The Usos in a Winner Take All match on SmackDown back in May 2022. According to a new report by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it looks like WWE won’t be reforming the team, even after Randy Orton’s eventual return.


“McIntyre & Sheamus are now being called The Banger Bros. A key question from that regards both Orton & Riddle as RKO Bro, which would seem to mean there are no imminent plans for them to return because the WWE doesn’t usually like to do names so similarly. There was a lot of concern regarding Orton’s career due to his back issues.”

Credits: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The team of Drew McIntyre and Sheamus is now being called The Banger Bros, very much similar to RK-Bro. As WWE usually does not like to have two teams with similar names and also with the huge concern over Randy Orton’s career due to back issues, it is pretty much evident that we have seen the last RK-Bro.

Matt Riddle was suspended for a violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. A ton of drama from his personal life also took over headlines since his hiatus. At this time, we’ll have to wait for both Matt Riddle and Randy Orton’s return, but it’s likely that their days as a team are over.

Do you want to see WWE reform RK-Bro if Randy Orton makes his return? Sound off in the comments!

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