Raw Tag Team championship match
The feud took a PPV off after Riddle & Randy Orton beat AJ Styles & Omos for the belts at SummerSlam, but it’s back on the docket for Oct. 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Road to Crown Jewel
It took Bro a while to wear down his beloved Randy, but once they were finally on the same page for good, it didn’t take them long to end the reign of Styles & Omos.
The former champs are obviously no slouches - otherwise they wouldn’t have help on the straps from WrestleMania 37 until the Biggest Party of the Summer. And in September they had some success against the current titleholders. Well, half of them, anyway. Both Styles and Omos have picked up wins over Riddle. The Viper’s got a win over AJ. He tried for one against the big man, but even that ended with an RKO for the Phenomenal One.
Come to think of it, a lot of their segments end with Orton hitting his iconic finisher on Styles. On the go home show, the challengers avoided that by beating up everyone... including Street Profits.
Does standing tall before a PPV mean you’re losing? Guess we’ll get another data point tomorrow.
What to watch for
A title change, of course. And seeing as there’s already heat between heels Styles & Omos and newly drafted to Raw babyfaces Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins, that may not be completely out of the question.
Regardless of who leaves with the straps, this will be worth checking out to see how Omos is developing. Rumors say splitting him from AJ was recently nixed as folks backstage, including “a main Raw talent”, didn’t think the big man was ready to run on his own. I’m guessing that was probably either Styles or Orton, if only because not a lot of other people fitting that description have worked with the seven footer.
Regardless, a longer PPV should give everyone a chance to see how he’s developing, making this a good chance to scout someone WWE seems to have high hopes for.
But whether you’re interested in that angle or not, there’s always the question...
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AJ Styles & Omos
Randy Orton & Riddle