With Team Hell No apparently dissolved, Bryan now moves on to another partnership built on tension and distrust. Not long after Orton RKO'd Bryan on WWE SmackDown, these two former world champs will team up to face Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
The Usos would make a more logical contender for the tag titles, but this matchup assures that Payback will have a great match added to its card. The Shield's first pay-per-view title defense should prove to be a fantastic display of chaos, drama and violence.
Should WWE want to give Bryan and Orton an official team name, it need look no further than Twitter, as fans threw out a ton of ideas on Monday.
One of the most common suggestions was a portmanteau of Orton's finishing move and Bryan’s favorite chant.
This was the one that Michael Cole mentioned on air. Seeing as we've already had Rated RKO and Team Hell No, RK-No feels a little repetitive. It's the most obvious, straightforward option.
Some fans suggested switching out the "No" for the animal Bryan most resembles.
Going with this name is sure to make Bryan more upset, which should lead to him going off on somebody in the ring and giving the fans an excellent show. For that reason, it may be a good idea to go with this one.
Another idea proposed by many was to create a new species.
The Goat-Face Vipers name is among the funniest but unrealistic options. It's too silly to fit with Orton's brooding demeanor. It would however make a great T-shirt.
Team names are an acquired taste, though, and some folks apparently just want to see Bryan and Orton keep their own names when they go into battle.
Here's a name I like for the Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton tag team: Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. #Raw— Maxwell The Great (@MaxwellB411) June 11, 2013
With as tense as their relationship is, it looks like WWE is building toward an Orton and Bryan feud. The tag team match could just be the launch pad for their hatred.
So Orton and Bryan will probably not stick together for long, but WWE fans are clearly going to have fun while the pairing exists.