Randy Orton is probably having one of the best moments of his entire career. The 'Legend Killer' has now reached full maturity both inside and outside the ring, also playing the role of hen for the younger superstars with great dedication.
During the last edition of the 'Kurt Angle Show', the former Olympic gold medalist asked the Viper to reveal the origins of his final move, the famous RKO. Speaking of which, Angle admitted to having 'stolen' his iconic 'Ankle Lock' from colleague Ken Shamrock.
The latter played in WWE during the height of the Attitude Era, as well as being one of the first UFC champions around the mid-1990s. In Orton's opinion, it was no coincidence that Shamrock was always in the right place at the ideal time.
Randy Orton on Ken Shamrock
“I've never met Ken Shamrock personally, but I'd really like to do it someday. I have a lot of respect for someone like him. He had the ability to be in the right place at the right time, whether it was UFC, TNA or WWE.
I can't think it was just a coincidence,” Randy Orton analyzed. The 14-time world champion cited other illustrious names that raised the conception of wrestling. “A lot of guys come to mind, it's hard to name them all.
Surely Kurt Angle, Batista, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, but there will certainly be many others. We are talking about athletes who would strike fear even in real combat. We helped each other to fully express our potential," he added.
In a recent interview, Kurt Angle praised Orton's parable in WWE: “At the beginning of his career he was much more selfish, everything was focused on him. I got to spend a lot of time with him and I realized how much he has changed over the years.
It is enough to hear him speak now to realize that he is a totally different person. This allowed him to improve himself as a human being too”. It has been reported that this new partnership is not a short-term storyline because WWE wants to push R-K-Bro going forward.
Randy Orton had himself stated that he wanted to work with the former United States Champion. Riddle and Orton's chemistry is now being compared to that of Kane and Daniel Bryan from their time as Team Hell No. Regarding the future of the RAW Tag Team Champions, AJ Styles and Omos, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that their feud with The New Day is likely over.