Randy Orton's career in WWE began way back in 2001 and has continued with great success to this day. During that time, the 41-year-old from Knoxville has held the WWE Championship ten times, the World Heavyweight Championship four times, and once each the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, World Tag Team Championship, Raw Tag Team Championship and once each.
the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, turning out to be the 10th wrestler in history to have completed the Grand Slam. On August 15, 2004, at SummerSlam, he became the youngest world champion in the history of the company. The 'Legend Killer' also boasts the record for the largest number of WWE pay-per-view appearances (having reached 177).
In the episode of Raw on January 10, RK-Bro lost their belts at the hands of the Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) after 142 days of reign. In a recent interview with 'Fox 2 Now', the Viper admitted that the excessive use of his famous RKO is starting to create problems for him.
Randy Orton's WWE career began back in 2001
“If I could go back, I'd choose a finishing move that doesn't involve a landing on the back. After performing the RKO a couple of thousand times in the last two decades, my body is starting to suffer” - confessed Randy Orton.
Guest in the latest edition of 'The Bro Show', former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo compared two authentic sacred monsters like John Cena and Randy Orton: "They are two great professionals, there is no doubt about it. . We are talking about two formidable athletes who have written the history of this business.
If I had to pick my favorite, I'd go for John Cena. It is no coincidence that John has also managed to breakthrough in the world of cinema. Cena is a well-rounded performer, he has shown it very well over the years. I don't know how Randy would have fared outside of wrestling.
As for John, we knew early on that he would transcend wrestling." DDP was backstage with Bubba Ray Dudley and Boogeyman at the 2015 Royal Rumble, where they discussed the Superstars that they would work with in the ring.
Bubba Ray and DDP were expecting to be in the ring with Orton too, but producer Michael Hayes informed them that The Viper was not going to be a part of the show. "The Legend Killer - one of the greatest of all-time, Randy Orton - he ain't killed me yet (points to himself).
I thought that was the night. RKO and pick me up and throw me out. And it didn't happen. I thought, 'Wow,'" said the WWE Hall of Famer.