On August 15, 2004, at SummerSlam, Randy Orton became the youngest world champion in WWE history (having clinched the heavyweight title at the age of 24 years and 136 days). The 'Viper' also holds the record for the highest number of participations in WWE pay-per-view events (at 177).
On the January 10 episode of Raw, RK-Bro lost their titles to Chad Gable and Otis after 142 days of reign. On January 29, at the Royal Rumble, Orton was eliminated by Brock Lesnar after entering the real fight with the number 29.
According to reports from the well-known site 'Wrestling Observer', it seems that Randy intends to stay out of the ring for some time. “Randy Orton didn't take part in the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. I don't know exactly what is happening, but I have been told that Orton will be absent for a while" - revealed Bryan Alvarez.
Host of the 'Ringer Wrestling Podcast', The Miz praised Randy Orton's ability to stay on top for so long.
The Miz praises Randy Orton
"I think Randy Orton is the best wrestler in the world from a technical point of view" - began The Miz.
“The sequences of him set him apart from all the other superstars, it's an objective fact. I think everyone notices it. He was able to stay on top for an incredibly long amount of time. The beauty is that he improves over the years” - he added.
Recently, the 'Legend Killer' explained how the 'less is more' philosophy has helped him stay competitive: "If you want your career to be long, you can't afford to risk your life every single night. I love athletes like Reggie, who has a very spectacular wrestling style.
Still, I'm pretty worried about him. If he continues to perform all those flips, his knees will give out even before he has reached the pinnacle of his career. Knowing how to manage is essential to last a long time in this business." Since breaking away from The Funkadactyls, Naomi has been on a topsy-turvy run in the WWE but has won the WWE SmackDown title as well as the Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania in 2018.
While speaking on the Renaissance Man podcast this week and reflecting on her career, Naomi thanked The Miz for helping her. She said: "Oh man, there's so many [kind people I've worked with in WWE], one is The Miz. He's just — he's helped me on so many different projects.
We got to work on a movie together and just seeing his work ethic... kind of like just helping me through that was awesome."