Orton tells Rhea Ripley that Daddy's Home
hours of Randy Orton's best matches: Full match marathon
results, Dec. 1, 2023
officially joins SmackDown as The Viper and Knight
brawl with The Bloodline
Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa attack Randy Orton, LA Knight
emerges to even the odds and lit the fuse on an all-out
Orton: The new WWE World Heavyweight Champion - 2013
Weight: 235 lbs.
From: St. Louis, Mo.
Signature Move: RKO
Career Highlights: First-ever WWE World Heavyweight
Champion; WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion;
Intercontinental Champion; World Tag Team Champion;
2009 Royal Rumble Match winner; 2013 Money in the
Bank Ladder Match winner
Orton was born a WWE Superstar.
the moment he was hatched, The Viper walked among
the rings most revered figures, even calling
one of them dad. His father is WWE Hall
of Famer Cowboy Bob Orton, his uncle Barry
Barry O Orton and his grandfather, the
late The Big O, Bob Orton Sr., all among
the most fierce and rugged grapplers of their generations.
kids remember their first ball game or school play;
Randys childhood memories include sitting in
the kitchen of his familys St. Louis home with
Rowdy Roddy Piper and Greg The Hammer
Valentine, and repairing a broken banister leaned
on by Andre the Giant. He wasnt even 5 years
old when he watched his father knock out Mr.
Wonderful Paul Orndorff in the main event at
the inaugural WrestleMania.
voices coiling through Ortons head today have
not misguided him. And neither did Triple H and Ric
Flair, who groomed Orton early on, welcoming him into
their elite faction, Evolution. Under their tutelage,
the 24-year-old Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight
Champion in history at SummerSlam 2004. The next night
on Raw, however, an envious Triple H, who coveted
Ortons championship, attacked his stablemate
and jettisoned him from the faction.
treachery was shocking, but also critical to Randys
own evolution. In the years that followed, he perfected
his Legend Killing RKO a signature
move named after his own initials and the maneuvers
knockout vigor. How feared is it? Just ask the men
whove succumbed to a lightning-quick RKO strike
from literally every possible angle or position: Mick
Foley, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan,
Ric Flair and Jake The Snake Roberts.
dangerous as he is solo, Orton was arguably even more
threatening when paired with Edge as half of Rated-RKO
in 2004 and with The Legacys Cody Rhodes &
Ted DiBiase throughout the Age of Orton
in 2009. More recently, The Vipers chosen to
partner with internal voices stirred by Intermittent
Explosive Disorder, a disease marked by extreme outbursts
winning the Money in the Bank All Stars Match, The
Viper waited for the perfect time to cash in and claim
his tenth World Title: SummerSlam. After Daniel Bryan
defeated John Cena for the WWE Championship, Orton
cashed in his contract and with a shocking
assist from special guest referee, WWE COO and longtime
rival Triple H pinned a helpless Bryan to claim
the WWE Title.
Night of Champions, the determined challenger caught
The Viper with a devastating running knee strike to
reclaim the WWE Title. A quick three-count and referee
Scott Armstrongs suspect admission of some kind
of conspiracy with Bryan the next night on Raw, however,
were enough for Triple H to strip the bearded wonder
of the title and hold it in abeyance, leading Orton
and Bryan to a showdown for the vacant title at WWE
Battleground. That match, too, ended in dispute when
Big Show stormed the ring and KOd both Superstars.
Finally, at WWE Hell in a Cell, Orton once again became
the Face of WWE, defeating Bryan and claiming the
WWE Title after special referee Shawn Michaels' unanticipated
Sweet Chin Music to his former pupil.
fighting his way through Big Show at Survivor Series,
The Viper competed in the biggest match in WWE history
when he faced World Heavyweight Champion John Cena
at WWE TLC in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match.
Defeating The Champ in a harrowing battle, Orton emerged
with both titles and became the first-ever WWE World
Heavyweight Champion. After his coronation ceremony
the following night on Raw was interrupted by Cena,
The Viper got himself disqualified in a match against
Bryan. When the Cenation leader rushed to the ring
to help the downed Bryan, Orton seized the opportunity
to hit him with a brutal RKO.
Apex Predator's next move as the Face of WWE remains
unknown; all that is certain is that when The Viper
next strikes, it will be without warning. (WWE.com)