Randy Orton made his professional wrestling debut in 2000 wrestling in Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling, before being spotted by WWE (with whom he signed a contract in April 2002).
During his long tenure in the Stamford-based federation, the 'Legend Killer' won the WWE title ten times, the heavyweight belt four times, as well as being counted as the youngest world champion in the company's history.
his first World Heavyweight Championship came at the age of 24). Fans will surely remember that the arrival in the Evolution stable represented a great turning point in Orton's career. With the help of two true legends like Triple H and Ric Flair, Randy was able to bring out all his qualities in the ring.
In the latest edition of the show hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin, the 40-year-old from Knoxville expressed his gratitude for the opportunity he received at the time.
Randy Orton finds his way to WWE
“It seems to me that I was recovering from an injury at the time.
I had not yet achieved the status I would have desired in WWE. I remember I was doing everything I could to get Triple H noticed. One day someone came to me and told me they were thinking of joining the HHH and Ric Flair stable (Evolution).
Later, I discovered that Hunter had made my name having glimpsed qualities in me. I cannot deny that that occasion had a huge influence on the continuation of my career"- Randy Orton said. 'The Viper' believes he worked hard enough to deserve his successes in WWE: "At first I had no idea the full extent of what was going on in WWE.
Looking back, I am the first to admit that I was very lucky to receive that opportunity from Triple H and Ric Flair, who in a sense took me under their wing. At the same time, I think I have shown that WWE made the right choice with me."
Randy Orton revealed that his departure from the U.S. Marine Corps marked the point where he had hit rock bottom. He then approached his father and discussed the possibility of making a career in pro-wrestling. Interestingly, Bob Orton Jr.
didn't initially believe that his son can pursue a career inside the squared circle. But he still talked to his friends, and they encouraged him to test Randy Orton's in-ring presence. Eventually, several big names noticed Orton's potential.
He soon started training with the business veterans, and The Viper remains grateful for being handed that opportunity. When he finally arrived in WWE, Orton has everything that it would take to become a Superstar. From that point on, there was no looking back for him.