Randy Orton has been a mainstay of WWE for 20 years, thanks in part to his ability to reinvent himself over time. In the next episode of Monday Night Raw, the 14-time world champion will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his professional wrestling debut.
According to experts, the Usos and Roman Reigns are likely to try to ruin the ceremony to send a message to the Viper. Orton and Riddle will face off against Jey and Jimmy Uso at WrestleMania Backlash. In addition to completing the Grand Slam, Randy has won two editions of the Royal Rumble match (in 2009 and 2017) and the Money in the Bank in 2013.
The 42-year-old from Knoxville also holds the record for most appearances in WWE pay-per-view events (having reached 177). In the latest edition of the 'Busted Open Radio' podcast, former WWE superstar Mark Henry recalled the time when Orton performed as the 'Legend Killer'
Mark Henry praises Randy Orton
"I think the 'Legend Killer' gimmick was the best of his career. It is still my favorite today," confided Mark Henry. “Randy Orton has taken the satisfaction of demolishing legends such as Jerry Lawler, Ric Flair and so many others.
He was exceptional in the interpretation of that character, it seemed that he had been sewn on him" - he added. A guest on the latest episode of the 'Out of Character' podcast, Orton spent beautiful words for his friend Triple H: "I was his last opponent and I don't know how to feel about it.
It is a tremendous honor to have been The Game's latest rival, although I am very sorry that he has to retire. I hate the fact that we didn't know it was going to be the last match of his career." Randy's extraordinary longevity also impressed Bill Apter: “I didn't think the Legend Killer career would go on for that long, I have to be honest.
The Viper has proven to be an absolute legend of wrestling, thanks also to an extraordinary dedication. Very few athletes have been able to do what Randy did”. Randy Orton spoke highly of Rollins and said that the former world champion was one of the best wrestling superstars of his era.
The RK-Bro member even revealed that he often compliments Seth Rollins for his mastery inside the squared circle: "Seth Rollins is, in my opinion, one of the best competitors, performers, professional wrestlers of this generation.
And I think it is apparent when you watch the matches he's had with the likes of Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns," recalled Randy Orton. "I've had a couple of good ones with him too. I always tell Seth, too, 'God, you're good. I forgot how good you are.' "