After signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002, Randy Orton became a member of the stable Evolution, which quickly led him to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship, his first federation title. During this time he also acquired the nickname of The Legend Killer as he began to disrespect and physically attack some WWE Hall of Famers, including his former Tag Team partner, Edge.
In 2004, at the age of 24 and 137 days, he became the youngest wrestler to win the World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Chris Benoit in the SummerSlam main event. Following this victory, he was kicked out of the Evolution and started a feud against his former allies.
Booker T on Edge
In 2016, he joined The Wyatt Family, winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with stablemates Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper before turning on them in 2017. He won his first United States Championship in 2018, becoming the 18th overall Grand Slam Champion after already having been the 17th Triple Crown Champion.
During a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) icon Booker T commented on the feud between Edge and Orton: “One thing about Edge, what’s going to be unique about seeing Edge go out there and perform if he can pull it off.
That’s the question if he can pull it off. You’re gonna see a guy go out and do something that you don’t see these guys do today. Alright? And that’s to go out and give you a certain move set, but the storytelling’s gonna be something that you go, ‘Wow.
OK. This is –.’ So, that’s what I’m wondering. Is it gonna have that Shawn Michaels, Undertaker WrestleMania feel in Houston, Texas where you saw the two oldest guys on the card go out and perform better than anybody on the card? Are we gonna see something like this? Do we have the right two guys to actually be able to go out there and pull something off like that? I think so.
Is it gonna be the greatest wrestling match of all time? Oh, to hell with that! I’m just playing with ya. I’m just playing”.