The WWE Raw Tag Team Titles will be on the line this Monday on Raw when Randy Orton and Riddle put their titles on the line against their latest rivals, the Alpha Academy.
Orton and Riddle (aka RK-Bro) have had issues with the Alpha Academy duo of Chad Gable and Otis in recent weeks. The teams had multiple singles matches against eachother over the last month while last week on Raw, The Alpha Academy beat Orton & Riddle in a non-title match. Due to that non-title win, Gable & Otis are getting a title match.
The main story during last week’s match was that Alpha Academy had a great strategy by isolating Riddle away from his partner, then Gable pulled Orton off the apron to prevent a tag and Otis finished off Riddle shortly after that.
Orton and Riddle have held the Raw Tag Team Titles since SummerSlam, so it’s been nearly five months now. While Chad Gable has held the Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Titles in his career, Otis has yet to win a title in WWE, so this would be a first for him if the Alpha Academy were to win.
In addition to the Raw Tag Team Title match, WWE is also advertising a triple threat match between Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan and Doudrop.
All three women claimed that they deserve the next title match against Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, so that’s why the triple threat match was made. The winner of that triple threat match will face Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Champion at the Royal Rumble. The two losers will likely be a part of the Women’s Royal Rumble match.
Raw takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia tomorrow night.
Looking ahead to the Royal Rumble on January 29, WWE has announced the following matches thus far:
WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins
30-Man Royal Rumble Match – Johnny Knoxville, Sheamus, Angelo Dawkins, Montez Ford, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio and Austin Theory. That means there are 23 more men that will be announced for the match. Some of them will be surprises most likely.
Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match – Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Lita, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Dana Brooke, Natalya, Mickie James, Tamina, Shayna Baszler, Summer Rae, Aliyah and Shotzi. There are 19 names there, so there will be 11 more with some announced and others will likely be surprises.
Becky Lynch will defend the Raw Women’s Title vs. Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan or Doudrop.
You can watch WWE Royal Rumble streaming LIVE on Saturday, January 29 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on WWE Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.