Randy Orton carries a lot of stroke in his feuds

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Randy Orton carries a lot of stroke in his feuds

Randy Orton has been one of WWE's absolute stars for over fifteen years now, but he too had a time when he feared he wouldn't make it to be a main eventer. Then the moment came when he realized he had made it, and after so many years he decided to thank a legend that was fundamental on that occasion.

And that will probably surprise some, given that these are not the "great old men" who have characterized much of his career: Triple H and Ric Flair. In fact, Mick Foley was instrumental in making The Legend Killer such.

Randy Orton himself, a guest in Stone Cold Steve Austin's 'Broken Skull Sessions' explained it clearly. An interview during which the two discussed all the highlights of The Viper's impressive career. One such event was Backlash 2004, where Orton faced Mick Foley in a Hardcore Match for the Intercontinental title.

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Randy Orton had nothing but positive things to say about Foley and noted that the Hardcore Legend was the first - in a now long list of legends - to let himself be "killed" by him.

Stone Cold, however, told his guest that it was thanks to that feud that people changed the way they see Randy Orton. And the latter confirmed: "100%. I quickly realized how lucky I was to be in the position I was in, but I realized the real weight of it all only after I did.

It was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sold out. Probably one of the biggest and noisiest arenas I've ever been in, and they were there for me too. And soon after, in airports, in arenas, I heard about that match. And the fans realized that I was not alone.

the handsome guy dressed well in Evolution." Much of the credit, according to Orton, went to Mick Foley himself: "Mick Foley played a fundamental role in the birth of the Legend Killer. The idea itself, I'm not entirely sure it was, but Foley in essence I Speaking of how to carry on the feud, he let me spit in his face.

Then he let me do Harley Race too. I didn't care what age they were, I didn't want to be beaten on live TV. But the old school always gives you back something. And Mick did it with me." Randy Orton's fans can't get enough of him on social media.

The Viper's posts taking shots at fellow wrestlers always do well on Twitter and Instagram. With this post, Orton targeted a man that he has only faced once The Great Khali in a singles match. That bout took place on WWE SmackDown in August 2011, and it ended with Orton scoring a pin over the Indian giant.