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Randy Orton praises WWE star’s ‘sick’ WrestleMania 38 moment

Randy Orton praised Riddle in a post-match interview after seeing his tag team partner’s athletic RKO at WrestleMania Sunday.

RK-Bro defeated Alpha Academy and The Street Profits in the night’s opening match to retain the RAW Tag Team Championship. In the closing stages of the 11-minute contest, Riddle jumped off the top rope to hit Montez Ford with a springboard RKO.

Speaking to WWE interviewer Sarah Schreiber after their match, Orton congratulated Riddle on his unique execution of the iconic move:

“You needed your WrestleMania moment,” Orton said. “I know this wasn’t your first WrestleMania moment, but you needed a WrestleMania moment, man. You did something I could never do with the RKO and that is a top rope springboard. Brother, that was sick. That was sick.” [0:40-0:55]

Shortly after Riddle’s impressive performance, Orton caught Chad Gable in the air with an RKO after the Alpha Academy member attempted a top rope move. The Viper then pinned Gable to give his team the win.


Randy Orton Teases RK-Bro’s Future Title Plans

RK-Bro’s current RAW Tag Team Championship has lasted 28 days so far. Before that, her previous tag title reign lasted 142 days between August 2021 and January 2022.

Randy Orton believes he and Riddle have the potential to win more titles in WWE while also defending the RAW Tag Team Championship:

“Nobody’s better than us,” Orton continued. “We are the greatest tag team champions WWE has ever seen. In fact, I think we’re the best champions WWE has ever seen. The sky is the limit, man, the sky is the limit. There are still a few titles floating around here somewhere. We will grab more titles in due course.” [0:59-1:17]

The interview ended with Orton and Riddle saying that after successfully defending their title, they “want the smoke” with The Street Profits.


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Edited by Colin Tessier

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