During the opening segment of this week’s RAW, Cody Rhodes came out to congratulate Randy Orton on his 20th WWE anniversary. Riddle initiated Rhodes as a 2nd generation Megastar who used to be friends with Orton as component of The Legacy faction. Riddle told Orton that he looks up to him as a locker room leader. And he tells me you two used to be friends.
After that, Orton and Rhodes hugged till the Seth Rollins accused The American Nightmare of pilfering Orton’s spotlight. As a result, WWE official Adam Pearce announced an 8-Man Tag Team Match main event between Rhodes, RK-Bro, and Ezekiel vs the Kevin Owens, Rollins, and The Usos.
Rhodes hit a Disaster Kick on Rollins
Toward the end of a big event, Rhodes hit a Disaster Kick on Rollins, which has been accompanied by Orton’s RKO. Rhodes has remarked on their tandem offence on Twitter, as shown below. Rhodes also expressed gratitude Orton for just being an advisor in an Instagram post.
I have a slew of positive stories about this man but I frequently miss the most important point.
Randy Orton did take me under his wing, whether willingly or unwillingly, but he did so sincerely. Earlier in the day, in the stands, in the car, in the changing room, on the rear… Constantly imparting wisdom and practical advice, and it happened to come from a place of expertise rather than rhetoric. His enthusiasm for our sport is fervent. Appreciative and loud. Did it his way and entertained millions in the process. Thank you very much. Cheers to 20 years, @randyorton!
Rhodes and Orton last appeared in a wrestling ring together on the May 26, 2014 episode of RAW, when The Rhodes Brothers were defeated in a tag team match by Batista and Orton. On the September 2, 2013 show of RAW, Rhodes as well as Orton had their final one-on-one match. On that night, Orton triumphed with a victory.
At the upcoming WrestleMania Backlash premium live event, Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton both have big matches scheduled. While RK-Bro will confront The Usos in a title unification match, Rhodes will face Rollins in a rematch of WrestleMania 38.