Randy Orton

The reason why Randy Orton didn’t appear on WWE RAW with Riddle

During the May 16th 2022 edition of WWE RAW, Riddle defeated Jimmy Uso in a singles match despite interference from Jey. Randy Orton was not at ringside and the announcers claimed that Orton wasn’t there due to a “family commitment.”

According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.com, Orton was in New York today on behalf of WWE for the FOX upfronts. An upfront is a gathering of advertisers and media held by television network executives at the start of important advertising sales periods.

Orton/Riddle vs. The Usos in a tag team title unification match is still scheduled for Friday’s Smackdown and was advertised during RAW.