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Encyclopedia > Rated RKO
Rated-RKO
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Edge (left) and Randy Orton
Tag team
Members Edge
Randy Orton
Lita (valet)
Name(s) Edge and Orton
Rated-RKO
Heights 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) - Edge
6 ft 5 in (196 cm) - Randy Orton
5 ft 6 (170 cm) - Lita
Combined weight 485 lb (220 kg) (Edge and Orton)
Debuted October 9, 2006
Promotions WWE

Rated-RKO is a heel professional wrestling tag team currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment where they are the current World Tag Team Champions. The team consists of Edge and Randy Orton, with WWE Women's Champion Lita acting as their valet. Image File history File links Ratedrkochampions. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born on October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name Edge. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980), is an American professional wrestler currently working for the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment where he is one-half of the World Tag Team Champions with Edge. ... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, charity founder and punk rock singer, better known by her ring name, Lita. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humorously referred to as evil. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are often bad guys in pro wrestling storylines. ... Professional wrestling is generally any form of performance art in which pro-wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... WWE Raw (whose trademark is capitalized RAW) is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the Raw brand. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by the professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, and, in 2006, with the revival of Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born on October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name Edge. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980), is an American professional wrestler currently working for the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment where he is one-half of the World Tag Team Champions with Edge. ... WWE Womens Championship belt. ... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, charity founder and punk rock singer, better known by her ring name, Lita. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...


The team's name is a portmanteau of Edge's (self imposed) nickname (Rated-R Superstar) and Randy Orton's RKO, both his initials and the name of his finishing maneuver. Look up Portmanteau word in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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History

One week after D-Generation X (DX) (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) interfered in the Steel Cage match between Edge and John Cena for Cena's WWE Championship, Orton joined forces with Edge in an attempt to "get rid" of DX. Edge cited Orton's lack of success after being kicked out of Evolution by Triple H, which he claimed stalled Orton's career, as well as the antics of DX taking up TV time that he felt should rightfully go to the younger stars as reasons Orton should join him, with Orton agreeing. D-Generation X (a. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born on July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, Triple H, an abbreviation of his former monicker, Hunter Hearst Helmsley. ... Ric Flair and Randy Orton in a cage match, showing the current WWE Steel Cage. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Evolution was a heel stable on World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand consisting of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton, officially founded on February 3, 2003. ...


Edge and Orton immediately became very outspoken about DX, including mocking them in a sketch reminiscent of the ones DX would do about their opponents. Eventually Orton traded wins with Triple H in singles matches on episodes of RAW, leading to a tag team match at Cyber Sunday with the fans choosing the special guest referee. At Cyber Sunday, the duo gave DX their first team loss since reuniting when Eric Bischoff (the fan selected referee) allowed the use of a steel chair without calling for a disqualification. Earlier in the same show Lita won the Women's Championship in the finals of a seven woman tournament. WWE Cyber Sunday is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event promoted by World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... Eric Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1] in Detroit, Michigan), is a former professional wrestling promoter and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ... WWE Womens Championship belt. ...


On the next nights RAW Edge & Orton faced Ric Flair and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper for their recently won Tag Team titles, but were unsuccessful despite unfair officiating from Eric Bischoff. The next week, however, they managed to capture the title in a rematch when, as Piper was entering, they attacked him and Edge delivered a one man con-chair-to to him. As he was taken to the locker room by paramedics, Flair was forced to defend the titles by himself, and Rated RKO won the match after Edge hit Flair with a spear. Ric Flair (born on February 25, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), better known by his ring name The Nature Boy, is an American professional wrestler currently with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its RAW brand. ... Rowdy Roddy Piper (born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954) is a Canadian professional wrestler of Scottish descent. ... The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... In professional wrestling a screwjob occurs when a match ends in a controversial finish, often involving cheating or outside interference. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature maneuvers
As a group, Rated RKO use a combination of both Edge and Orton's theme songs (Metalingus by Alter Bridge, and Burn in My Light by Mercy Drive respectively). It begins with Metalingus before switching to Burn in My Light, alternating between the two as the wrestlers enter.

Double-team maneuvers in professional wrestling are when two wrestlers work together to attack an opponent, these moves are mainly used by tag teams in tag matches. ... In professional wrestling a Cutter is a common term which refers to the three-quarter facelock bulldog maneuver. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ... A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... // Music in professional wrestling serves a variety of purposes. ... Metalingus is a 2004 single by Alter Bridge that was released in the album One Day Remains. ... Alter Bridge is a hard rock band whose sound is an intermixing of 1970s classic rock and contemporary hard rock. ... Burn in My Light is a song performed by the band Mercy Drive and composed by Jim Johnston in 2004. ... Mercy Drive is an Orlando, Florida-based modern rock band that had gained attention for their creation of entrance themes for several WWE wrestlers. ...

Championships and accomplishments

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... WWE Womens Championship belt. ... The following is a list of competitors that have held the WWE Womens Championship: References Wrestling Informer: WWE Womens Championship WWE.com Title History Categories: | ...

Trivia

  • Their first tag team title reign marks Randy Orton's first tag title reign while bringing Edge a total of twelve reigns, the most reigns of any individual (see his article for more information).
  • Their tag title reign, while Lita was already Women's Champion, also makes Rated RKO one of the few stables to ever accomplish the feat of having every member hold a championship at once.
    • Orton had previously been part of a stable that had accomplished this feat, Evolution.
    • Lita was also a member of a faction where every member held a title. Team Xtreme, comprised of herself, Matt, and Jeff Hardy, held the tag title and Women's title at the same time.
  • Their tag title reign also makes Orton the seventeenth WWE Triple Crown Champion (having won a world title, second-tier title, and a tag team title). Edge has also accmoplished this feat.

Adam Joseph Copeland (born on October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name Edge. ... Evolution was a heel stable on World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand consisting of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton, officially founded on February 3, 2003. ... The Hardy Boyz (also known as Team Xtreme) are a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment that consists of brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy. ... Matthew (Matt) Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Jeffrey (Jeff) Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ...

External links

  • Edge at WWE.com
  • Randy Orton at WWE.com
  • Lita at WWE.com

 
 

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