Randy Orton has won 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), making it the tenth in history to have completed the Grand Slam; he also won the 2009 and 2017 editions of the Royal Rumble and 2013 of the Money in the Bank, which he 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 by beating Chris Benoit. Orton recently appeared on The Kurt Angle Show, and he opened up about his retirement plans.
While talking about a potential life after wrestling, Randy Orton took a detour and recalled bumping into Ric Flair this past week on RAW.
Randy Orton is one of the most respected names in the business
"I saw Ric Flair on (Monday).
'Hey, Ric.' We actually rode from the hotel together, and I asked him, you know, 'Are you doing something tonight on the show?' He said, 'No, Randy, I love coming around. I love seeing the guys. I love seeing you guys talk and putting stuff together.
I love talking to some guys. The comradery, he said he loved this business. And I love being around it. If Charlotte wasn't there, he would have been there anyway, Conrad (Thompson). I know it," Randy Orton said. "I like that attitude.
I like that he looks at this industry, not even just at Vince or WWE, but at professional wrestling as a whole, and you can say that it's made me happy and given me so much, and I've met so many other people happy, and feel some kind of way because of what he did in the ring," Orton explained.
Randy Orton wants to follow Ric Flair's path and be a "granddaddy" to the up-and-coming performers in the WWE. "I want to feel like that too, and I feel like he is happy and content and wouldn't change a thing.
(He) made many mistakes and made many positive situations and positive moments and memorable moments for fans a million times. I would love to be in his shoes one day where I can be happy with my body of work and just kind of sit back and be a grandpa and watch the grandkids play and had been a WWE Superstar, and that's all I need to be," Orton concluded.