WWE Raw: Alpha Academy downs RK-Bro to win Raw Tag Team Championships

  • Ash Rose
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There are new WWE Raw Tag Team Champions in Alpha Academy, after they defeated RK-Bro on last night’s WWE Raw. 

The team of Chad Gable and Otis, known as Alpha Academy were given a championship opportunity after defeating RK-Bro in a non-title bout on last week’s Monday Night Raw and pulled off a shock victory to end Randy Orton and Riddle’s reign as champs. 

The surprising change came when Chad Gable countered an RKO by pushing The Viper directly into a massive Powerslam by Otis. The resulting pinball ended RK-Bro’s reign with the belts, which they’ve held since defeating AJ Styles and Omos at last year’s SummerSlam. 

The win marks a first tag team championship for both Alpha Academy and Otis, while this is a fourth time Gable has tasted tag team gold, having previously shared success with Jason Jordan as part of American Alpha in both NXT and on SmackDown and later in a team with Bobby Roode on Raw. The team could now renew a rivalry with The Street Profits over the titles, once Dawkins and Ford have competed in The Royal Rumble. 

The defeat for RK-Bro will now spark speculation that we’re headed for a potential break-up of the pair, especially as WrestleMania season is on the horizon. A match between Randy Orton and Riddle would be viewed as a top-drawer bout for the two-night extravaganza across April 2 and 3 this spring, and a heel turn from either man would easily set up a possible clash in Dallas. 

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