Finn Balor did not appear on WWE Raw to help AJ Styles and Liv Morgan against The Judgement Day, and no reason was given for his absence.
WWE veteran Randy Orton has been sidelined with back issues. The former Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle kicked off the latest edition of Monday Night RAW show with a message for the fans.
Randy Orton has been dealing with back issues
Riddle announced that Randy Orton went into last Friday’s Tag Team unification match with a bad back and he added that Orton has been having a hard time during the last 2 years because of the back. Riddle also stated that Orton was having trouble standing before their match on Friday.
Orton has been dealing with shoulder and back issues over the years. It seems that the statement about the back issues is legitimate. Orton works a reduced schedule to protect his body after years of taking bumps and this may also be WWE’s way to cover for his time off before he returns to action.
During his promo, Riddle said that we may never see RK-Bro again as a team and the announcers teased that we may have seen the last of Orton.
There have been speculations about Riddle and Orton possibly splitting up as well. Brad Shepard recently mentioned that Roman is not on live events after the show in Cedar Rapids on May 22nd and he is currently not listed on any house show cards through the end of June.
Brad Shepard recently revealed on his Patreon that a source in WWE told him that Roman is still scheduled to headline both the Money In The Bank and SummerSlam premium events. It was reported that WWE is considering RK-Bro as possible challengers for Reigns.
The current creative plan is likely to be Riddle or Randy Orton as one of the upcoming contenders versus Roman, which may indicate RKBro is breaking up
We will have to see when ‘The Viper’ makes his comeback into the programming.