The strange and bizarre alliance with Riddle allowed Randy Orton to experience a kind of second youth. The Viper surprised fans and insiders, who were convinced that his career was winding down. In addition to being a 14-time world champion, the 42-year-old from Knoxville has also won the Royal Rumble match twice and the Money in the Bank once.
On August 15, 2004, at SummerSlam, he became the youngest world champion in WWE history. The 'Legend Killer' is struggling with a back problem right now, which may require surgery. In the latter case, Randy is expected to remain in the pits for the rest of 2022.
In the first episode of his new podcast, Kevin Nash revealed that he tunes in to Raw and SmackDown just to watch his favorite athletes. In this list is Orton himself.
Kevin Nash praises Randy Orton
“I absolutely loved seeing John Cena back in WWE.
He celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut in the company and it was an electrifying moment. The leader of the 'Cenation' has made wrestling history and deserves every possible recognition" - said Kevin Nash. “I'm also a huge fan of Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and Rey Mysterio, not forgetting the legendary Randy Orton.
I am thrilled every time he steps into the ring. I must confess that the Viper is my favorite performer at this specific time. I never miss her segments” - Kevin added. According to former WWE manager Dutch Mantell, the company had huge plans for Orton: “If he hadn't been injured, WWE would have pushed him very high.
He would be the protagonist in the coming months until he became the great opponent of Roman Reigns. His injury forced the federation to act differently and bring Brock Lesnar back. I really hope Randy gets better soon." WWE will propose yet another battle between Reigns and Lesnar at SummerSlam, the most important PPV of the summer.
Randy Orton, in his latest appearance on The Ringer Wrestling Show, talked about his journey in WWE and how he has changed as a person. "I was lucky to have some great men in the locker room, kind of see how they went about life and how they were with their kids.
I got to see Shawn Michaels, who, on all accounts was a complete as*hole. And when I met him I even thought he was a pr*ck. But, I saw the change and I heard the stories... And I feel like, it's kind of funny, the same thing kind of happened to me."