Starting in late 2007, when he won his first WWE Championship, Randy Orton moved from Legend Killer to The Viper, and the following year he created his own stable, Legacy, together with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, like him the sons of famous past wrestlers.
In 2009 he won the annual Royal Rumble and fought Triple H in the WrestleMania 25 main event for the world title. Following the dissolution of Legacy in 2010, he competed with the face of the company John Cena in alternate phases, being proposed in these roles as a leading member of the stable heel The Authority between 2013 and 2015.
During this period, he fought in the main WrestleMania XXX event against Batista and Daniel Bryan.
Booker T on Edge vs Randy Orton
During a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, WWE Booker T commented on Edge vs. Randy Orton at Backlash.
“Well, here’s the thing right here man. This is the thing. You got Randy Orton, you know, he’s my guy. He’s one of the best. He sat under the learning tree, so I got to give him his props. He knows what he’s doing.
Then you got Edge on the other hand, who’s back to finish. You want to walk away from this game the way you want to walk away from it. It’s just like Undertaker with, we’ve been talking about The Last Ride and what not.
You want to finish this thing the way you want to finish. You want to walk out a special kind of way. Edge is one of those guys. Edge is a hell of a performer. I wrestled Edge at WrestleMania. And yeah, it was a good night for me because Edge is a performer that works at a very high level.
I think these two guys can go out and bring you to a point where you go, ‘Man, this is a really, really good match" - he said. Booker was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6, 2013, by his brother, Lash.
Both he and Lash were inducted together into the 2019 class on April 6, 2019, as Harlem Heat, rendering Booker T one of four men to be a two-time Hall of Famer (alongside Ric Flair, Bret Hart & Shawn Michaels). Randy Orton and Edge before this chapter in their wrestling legacy, formed a successful Tag Team known as the Rated-RKO and even won a World Tag Team championship. The team went their separate ways in 2007.