Speaking on the most recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that The Usos were never supposed to win the RAW Tag Team Championships.
Meltzer stated that WWE had planned to keep the titles on RK-Bro due to their popularity among the WWE Universe. However, those plans had to be altered at the last moment due to Randy Orton unfortunately picking up a career-threatening back injury. Meltzer said,
“The tag titles were not going to be unified, and then… that’s when Randy Orton’s career almost ended. Riddle and Orton were just gonna stay at as the Raw champions. So without Riddle and Orton RK-BRO who are a hot team … they just went with The Usos to hold both belts.”
Randy Orton has been nursing his injury since dropping the RAW Tag Team Championships. His partner, Matt Riddle, was reportedly suspended from the company in December after violating the company’s Wellness Policy.
Meanwhile, The Usos have since held on to the RAW & SmackDown Tag Team Championships, and are billed as the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions.