12 OTHER Major WWE Title Changes Outside North America
12. Rated-RKO Win Tag Titles - Manchester, England (2006)
Talk about a duo that in reflection should have been a
bigger deal. Edge and Randy Orton were two major stars in the mid-2000s, both
former world champions in the primes of their careers. Pairing them up should
have led to multiple tag title reigns and maybe even a two-man power trip for
Instead, we only got one title reign out of Rated-RKO, a
World Tag Team Championship reign in 2006 that came at the expense of Ric Flair
and Rowdy Roddy Piper. Edge and Orton won their lone tag title in Manchester on
an episode of Raw, taking out Piper on the way to the ring and then defeating
Flair in a handicap match.
Their reign lasted a little more than two months, losing to
John Cena and Shawn Michaels. Three months after that, the duo would disband
due to the brand split.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.