Randy Orton is very about his career and how he is seen by the eyes of millions around the world both in and out of wrestling. In fact, Randy Orton has been known to almost never break kayfabe. Now, some would argue that Orton’s character is actually just Orton’s personality, but that changed on Raw this week…John Cena ‘Exposes’ Sad Vince McMahon Lie.
On this week’s episode of Raw, we saw what looked to be the conclusion of RKBro. Raw opened with Orton doing his typical heel schtick before Matt Riddle came out and seethed at how much he missed his partner, Randy Orton. Randy wanted nothing to do with Matt as he explained that their run was over. The love fest was interrupted by AJ Styles and Omos. AJ also pointed out how Orton wanted nothing to do with Matt Riddle.
This really broke Matt’s heart. AJ challenges Orton to a match and Orton immediately accepts and says he’s going to beat AJ with the three most dangerous letters in WWE… RKO… AJ blocks the move and retreats. Orton stalks Omos but avoids him and heads to the floor. Omos yells out at Orton now. Omos turns around and blocks the RKO attempt by Riddle. Omos then drives Riddle into the mat and stands tall over him as fans boo. Riddle rolls to the floor and Orton look down at him, shaking his head.
As we moved on to the final minutes of Raw, we saw Randy and AJ at it back to back with lots of great spots. Matt Riddle showed up to try to help his once partner, but Omos was able to make work of Matt Riddle. As the show was about to finish, AJ tried to hit Orton with the Phenomenal Forearm in the air, but Orton was able to catch him in mid-air with the RKO for the pin to win.
After the match, Orton and Riddle are in the ring as fans cheer them on. Orton is still feeling off about Riddle. Riddle tells Orton to listen to the fans. They finally hug and fans go wild. Orton hesitates and tries to not show a ton of excitement but he raises Riddle’s arm as the pops continue from the crowd. Orton then drops Riddle out of nowhere with the RKO as Raw closes.
This wasn’t it though as when Raw went off of the air, John Cena came out and had Randy Orton and Matt Riddle hug each other as Riddle got up pretty quickly and Randy broke character with shades of ‘the curtain call’.