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Monday Night RAW Ratings Rebound For SummerSlam Go-Home Show

Riddle & Randy Orton

Monday Night RAW saw an increase in viewership for the final offering from the red brand before SummerSlam.

As reported by ShowBuzz Daily, Monday Night RAW pulled in an average of 1.857 million viewers. This was an increase on the previous week which saw an average of 1.790 million people tune in to WWE’s flagship show.

The show also saw an increase in the 18-49 year-old demographic, recording a 0.55 rating. By comparison, the red brand scored a 0.49 rating the previous week.

The August 16th edition of RAW saw the much yearned for reuniting of RK-Bro.

After a saga worthy of any soap opera, Randy Orton and Riddle are back on the same page and back in search of tag team gold.

Following his return to WWE, the August 9th episode of RAW went off the air with Randy Orton delivering an RKO to Riddle. All the way through the show Riddle had been trying to get Orton to re-join him, but his efforts were all in vein.

Fast forward seven days and Orton opened the show once more, but he was quickly joined in the ring by Riddle. The former United States Champion said that he understood that Orton was only trying to teach him how to hit an RKO properly by leaving him laying last week.

The pair were then interrupted by AJ Styles and Omos, which led to a match between Riddle and Styles. While Styles was eventually victorious, the real story was Orton leaving Riddle to fend for himself.

Later on in the show, Orton went one-on-one with Omos. After Styles interfered the referee called for the bell and the disqualification. With the RAW Tag Team Champions going to work on Orton, Riddle ran in to make the save. Orton grabbed a mic and said that respect needed to be earned, and… Riddle had done just that. RK-Bro was officially back together!

A hyped up Riddle then grabbed a mic of his own to lay down the challenge for the Tag Team Champions at SummerSlam.

The show was headlined by a face off between WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and his latest challenger Goldberg. After MVP and Goldberg exchanged insults, Lashley attempted to cheap shot the Hall of Famer but was instead taken out by a Spear.