Randy Orton has held the WWE Championship ten times, the World Heavyweight Champion four times, and once each the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship, the World Tag Team Championship (with Edge) and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper), thus turning out to be the tenth wrestler in history to have completed the Grand Slam; he also won the editions 2009 and 2017 of the Royal Rumble and 2013 of Money in the Bank, which successfully cashed on Daniel Bryan.
On August 15, 2004, at SummerSlam, he became the youngest world champion in WWE history, having won the World Heavyweight Championship at the age of 24 years and 136 days. At Hell In A Cell, Randy Orton faced Drew McIntyre in a third WWE Championship match.
This time Orton came out victorious, winning his 10th WWE Championship. After the victory, Orton weighed in on the achievement in a WWE Network exclusive.
Randy Orton on winning 14th World Title
“Is the 14th sweeter?” Orton said when asked whether this title reign meant more than the others.
“I think it is and I’ll tell you why I think it is. For the longest time, I’ve been the Legend Killer and I’ve put many legends out to pasture and I’ve ended many careers. But the word legend is thrown around very loosely these days.
Some say that I’m a legend, but I think they only say that because of my accomplishments – I have many of them, but I think it’s because I’ve been here so long" - Randy Orton explained. “I started when I was 19, and I’ve been here 20-plus years.
What this title means to me – my 14th title – you ask is is it sweeter? It is because there’s a very short yet impressive list of men who have had this title 14 times or more – Ric Flair, John Cena, Triple H.
My mentor Ric Flair and my mentor Triple H and someone who I’ve fought tooth and nail more than anybody else I’d venture to say in John Cena. I’m now a part of that list. If tonight’s win didn’t make me a legend, well, at the very hell least, it definitely is sweet" - he added.
It is noted that Randy Orton is a well-liked and respected figure backstage, having developed a reputation for being particularly helpful with younger talent over the past few years. Nonetheless, his booking patterns made the timing of his latest World Title win confusing.
As reported by the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer yesterday, Orton is expected to hold Raw's top prize until at least WrestleMania 37, where it is thought he will put it on the line against a returning Edge.