Uh Oh: WWE Considering Reuniting a Popular Tag Team?

RiZESenior Writer IJanuary 23, 2011

Hello Bleachers, Rize here with a shocking WWE news. WWE Creative has discussed the possibility of reuniting one of the most popular tag teams of the last decade. That’s right, Creative is considering reuniting Randy Orton and Edge.

The WWE have already placed Orton and Edge in tag-team matches against The Miz and Dolph Ziggler, possibly an attempt to test out the crowd reaction the angle receives.

Rated RKO formed in 2006 to combat Shawn Michaels and Triple H. RKO became the first team to defeat Michaels and Hunter since the reformation of DX. In the meantime, Edge and Orton also feuded with Ric Flair and Roddy Piper.

Rated RKO also claimed Piper and Flair’s tag-team titles after an assault on Piper before the match.

Orton and Edge then resumed their feud with DX, orchestrating numerous attacks on the teams until the feud came to a head at New Year’s Resolution. During the match, Triple H tore his quad after a double A spinebuster to Orton.

With Michaels alone, Orton and Edge believed HBK would be an easy target.


Edge and Orton were destroyed by HBK in a handicap match, but only after Edge deserted Orton. This began a slew of cracks in the tag team that ultimately led to its downfall. Both entered the 2007 Royal Rumble match.

Both lasted to the final four, only to be eliminated by Shawn Michaels.

Orton and Edge entered the MITB Ladder match. Edge’s refusal to wrestle led to Orton resenting him and the continuous breakdown of their group. Rated RKO already lost the tag-team titles to HBK and John Cena.

Both competed in a triple threat No. 1 contender’s match to determine who would face John Cena at WrestleMania 23. Orton and Edge lost after HBK pinned Orton.

At WrestleMania, both were unsuccessful in claiming the Money in the Bank briefcase. They were reentered into the hunt for the WWE Championship. Once again, Rated RKO failed to claim the WWE titles after Orton was pinned by Cena.

A match the next night on RAW ended the teams run after Edge defeated Orton.

My Thoughts:

At this point, I would love to see Rated RKO make a return. Question is, heel or face?

You decide.

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