137 Facts About Randy Orton


Randy Orton is currently signed to WWE, where he is a Free Agent but is currently out of action due to a back injury.


Randy Orton was then signed by the WWF and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he held the OVW Hardcore Championship twice.


Randy Orton became a member of the stable Evolution shortly after his WWE debut, which quickly led to an Intercontinental Championship reign, his first championship with the company.


Randy Orton acquired the moniker "The Legend Killer" during a storyline where he began disrespecting and then physically attacking WWE Hall of Famers and wrestling veterans.


At the age of 24, Randy Orton became the youngest world champion in WWE history after he won the World Heavyweight Championship.


In 2006, Randy Orton joined forces with Edge in a tag team known as Rated-RKO.


Randy Orton formed the group The Legacy with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr.


Randy Orton won his first United States Championship in 2018, becoming the 18th overall Grand Slam Champion after already having been the 17th Triple Crown Champion.


Randy Orton has held the WWE Championship 10 times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four times.


Randal Keith Randy Orton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 1,1980, to nurse Elaine and professional wrestler Bob Randy Orton Jr.


Randy Orton is a grandson of Bob Orton and nephew of Barry Orton, both professional wrestlers.


Randy Orton has a younger brother named Nathan, who is a stand-up comedian, and a younger sister named Rebecca.


Randy Orton attended Hazelwood Central High School, where he was an amateur wrestler.


Randy Orton previously had a Marine tattoo on his left arm, but covered it up after receiving his bad conduct discharge.


Randy Orton made his wrestling debut in 2000 at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling in St Louis, Missouri, an offshoot of the historic St Louis Wrestling Club headed by Sam Muchnick.


Randy Orton wrestled for the promotion where he performed with wrestlers such as Ace Strange and Mark Bland.


Randy Orton refereed a few matches with World Organized Wrestling, a promotion where his uncle Barry Randy Orton worked.


In 2000, Randy Orton signed a deal with the then World Wrestling Federation and was sent to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky, where he continued his training.


Randy Orton won the OVW Hardcore Championship twice by defeating Mr Black on February 14,2001, and Flash Flanagan on May 5,2001, respectively.


Randy Orton began appearing on several WWF house shows that were unaffiliated with OVW, the first being on May 1,2001, when he faced Billy Gunn.


In September 2002, Randy Orton was traded to the Raw brand, where he defeated Stevie Richards in his debut on the show.


In 2003, Randy Orton spent much of his time helping Triple H overcome challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship.


Randy Orton joined Triple H in an Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam, involved primarily to secure Triple H's title defense, and was eliminated by Goldberg, but the stable managed to fulfill its purpose and Triple H went on to eliminate Goldberg and retain his title.


Randy Orton then began proclaiming himself the "Legend Killer", with his gimmick becoming that of a young upstart who was so talented that he touted himself as the future of wrestling.


Randy Orton embarked on numerous feuds with older, well-respected names in wrestling and gained infamy for blatantly disrespecting them.


Randy Orton defeated Rob Van Dam for the Intercontinental Championship at Armageddon in December 2003.


Randy Orton continued to establish himself as a "Legend Killer" throughout 2004, challenging the semi-retired wrestler Mick Foley.


At Backlash, Randy Orton defeated Foley in a hardcore match to retain the Intercontinental Championship, which included spots involving a table covered in barbed wire, fire, a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, and Randy Orton being thrown onto hundreds of thumbtacks.


At SummerSlam, Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit for the championship, thus becoming the youngest world champion in WWE history at the age of 24.


At Taboo Tuesday, Randy Orton defeated Ric Flair in a steel cage match.


Randy Orton continued to feud with Triple H, using his authority to place his opponents at severe disadvantages during title defenses.


In January 2005 at New Year's Revolution, Randy Orton participated in an Elimination Chamber match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship, where he was the last man eliminated by Triple H after interference from Ric Flair and Batista.


Randy Orton began an on-screen relationship with Stacy Keibler and briefly feuded with Christian in February 2005.


The next night on Raw, Randy Orton faced Batista, who had become World Heavyweight Champion.


Randy Orton stated on-screen that his match with The Undertaker had aggravated a shoulder injury.


Randy Orton rekindled his feud with The Undertaker, defeating him at SummerSlam following a distraction from his father.


Randy Orton challenged him to a match for his title shot at No Way Out.


Randy Orton won at No Way Out, earning Mysterio's title shot for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22.


Randy Orton began cutting promos insulting the aging Hogan and flirted with Hogan's then-eighteen-year-old daughter Brooke.


Randy Orton later defeated Carlito, at Unforgiven the following month.


Randy Orton then continued his "Legend Killer" persona, attacking Shawn Michaels by using frequent attacks to the head, including an elevated DDT and a running punt to the face.


Randy Orton defeated Michaels at Judgment Day via knockout when Michaels suffered a kayfabe concussion and collapsed during the match.


Randy Orton continued his attacks when he engaged himself in feuds with Rob Van Dam at One Night Stand, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Sgt.


Three times before their scheduled bout at SummerSlam, Randy Orton assaulted Cena with the RKO.


Randy Orton lost the title match at SummerSlam when Cena pinned him after an FU.


Randy Orton then appealed to Mr McMahon, who offered him the shot if he "proved himself".


That night, Randy Orton interfered in Cena's match with King Booker, assaulting him before kicking his father, who was at ringside, in the head.


Randy Orton then threw him outside the ring, and gave him an RKO on the broadcast table.


Randy Orton lost the title to Triple H in the opening match, but regained it later that night in a Last Man Standing match.


Randy Orton then feuded with Jeff Hardy, during which he punted Hardy's brother Matt in the head and Hardy performed a Swanton Bomb off the Raw set onto Orton.


Randy Orton successfully defended the title against Hardy at the Royal Rumble.


Randy Orton then restarted his feud with John Cena, who had returned from injury to win the 2008 Royal Rumble match.


At WrestleMania, Randy Orton retained the WWE Championship against Cena and Triple H by pinning Cena after Triple H executed a Pedigree on him.


The next month at Backlash, Randy Orton lost the title to Triple H in a fatal four-way elimination match, including Cena and John "Bradshaw" Layfield.


At Survivor Series, Team Randy Orton, which included Rhodes, defeated Team Batista with both Randy Orton and Rhodes surviving as the sole survivors.


At Armageddon, Randy Orton lost to Batista in a singles match.


Randy Orton began feuding with the McMahon family on the January 19,2009 episode of Raw when he confronted both Mr McMahon and Stephanie, claiming that he was worth more than her, and that she had become "worthless".


Randy Orton claimed that WWE knew of the condition, but did nothing, and threatened to sue WWE for that reason, and, if Stephanie were to fire him, threatened a second lawsuit for breach of contract, due to the fact that he was legally entitled to compete at WrestleMania because he won the Royal Rumble.


The next night on Raw, Randy Orton faced Shane again in an unsanctioned match, which ended in a no contest when he punted Shane in the head, thus rendering him unable to continue the match.


Stephanie then ran down to the ring to tend to her brother, but Randy Orton attacked her with an RKO.


Randy Orton challenged Triple H for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 25, where he was unsuccessful.


Randy Orton won it the next month at Backlash by pinning Triple H in a six-man tag team match between The Legacy and Triple H, Batista and Shane McMahon.


At Judgment Day, Randy Orton defended the championship against Batista, where he retained via disqualification after Rhodes and DiBiase interfered.


Randy Orton lost the title to Cena in an "I Quit" match at Breaking Point, but regained it from Cena in a Hell in a Cell match at Hell in a Cell.


At Bragging Rights, Randy Orton again lost the championship to Cena in a one-hour Iron Man match to end the feud.


Randy Orton then began a rivalry with Kofi Kingston, whom Randy Orton blamed for him losing the WWE Championship due to Kingston interfering in his match with Cena to chase away Rhodes and DiBiase.


Randy Orton won a triple threat match on January 11,2010, episode of Raw, with help from Rhodes and DiBiase, for the right to challenge Sheamus at the Royal Rumble for the WWE Championship.


Randy Orton lost by disqualification when Rhodes interfered, which prompted Randy Orton to attack both Rhodes and DiBiase after the match.


At WrestleMania XXVI, Randy Orton defeated Rhodes and DiBiase in a triple threat match.


Immediately afterward, Randy Orton hit Sheamus with the chair and an RKO onto the broadcast table.


At Night of Champions, Randy Orton won the WWE Championship in a six-pack challenge elimination match.


Randy Orton retained the title against him at Bragging Rights and Survivor Series.


The next month at Elimination Chamber, Randy Orton failed to win a WWE Championship number one contender Elimination Chamber match after being eliminated by CM Punk.


At WrestleMania XXVII, Randy Orton defeated Punk after a mid-air RKO.


Two weeks later in the 2011 WWE draft, Randy Orton was drafted to the SmackDown brand and later beat Punk in a Last Man Standing Match at Extreme Rules, ending his feud with The New Nexus.


At Over the Limit, Randy Orton made his first successful title defense in a rematch against Christian.


At Capitol Punishment, Randy Orton pinned Christian to retain the championship again, despite Christian's foot being under the bottom rope.


Christian spat in Randy Orton's face, causing him to lose control of his temper, kick Christian in the groin and get disqualified, resulting in Randy Orton losing the championship.


Randy Orton then began a feud with Mark Henry after Henry became the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.


At Night of Champions, Randy Orton lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Henry, and failed to regain it two weeks later in a Hell in a Cell match at Hell in a Cell.


Randy Orton then began feuding with his former stablemate Cody Rhodes, who believed that Orton had mistreated and abused him during their time together in Legacy.


Randy Orton reignited his feud with Wade Barrett after both were named captain for a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match.


Randy Orton's team was defeated at Survivor Series with Barrett and Cody Rhodes being the sole survivors.


Randy Orton defeated Kane on the next SmackDown in a No Disqualification rematch and at Extreme Rules in a Falls Count Anywhere match to end the feud.


Randy Orton participated in a fatal four-way match at Over the Limit for the World Heavyweight Championship, where Orton failed to win after Sheamus pinned Chris Jericho to retain the title.


Randy Orton began feuding with Mr Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler and defeated Ziggler at Night of Champions.


Randy Orton defeated Del Rio at Hell in a Cell in a singles match and represented Team Foley as his team lost to Team Ziggler at Survivor Series in a traditional five-on-five elimination tag match.


At Elimination Chamber, Randy Orton eliminated Mark Henry and Chris Jericho before being the last man eliminated by Jack Swagger.


The feud between Big Show and Randy Orton led to an Extreme Rules match at Extreme Rules, which Randy Orton won.


Four days later on SmackDown, Randy Orton was defeated by Bryan in a singles match via countout.


Randy Orton retained the title at the Royal Rumble against Cena after interference by The Wyatt Family.


Rollins won, and Randy Orton attacked The Authority before being attacked by The Authority, which ended with Rollins executing a Curb Stomp onto the steel steps on Randy Orton.


Randy Orton was carried on a stretcher after he sustained a scripted injury, so he could start filming The Condemned 2.


Randy Orton feuded with The Authority's Seth Rollins, having a match at WrestleMania 31 where Orton defeated Rollins.


At Money in the Bank, Randy Orton failed to win the championship contract ladder match, which was won by Sheamus.


On July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, Randy Orton was drafted to SmackDown, while Lesnar was drafted to Raw.


Randy Orton explained that he wanted to face Lesnar to prove that he belonged in the top spot, before executing an RKO on Jericho.


Randy Orton faced Wyatt at No Mercy, where he lost due to a distraction by the returning Luke Harper.


On January 29,2017, at the Royal Rumble, Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble match for the second time in his career by lastly eliminating Roman Reigns.


Randy Orton then set the entire compound on fire after stating that he would face Wyatt at WrestleMania 33, turning face again.


At Payback, Randy Orton lost to Wyatt after Mahal attacked him with the title belt.


At Battleground, Randy Orton was again defeated by Mahal when The Great Khali returned and attacked Randy Orton, allowing Mahal to escape the Punjabi Prison to win.


Randy Orton started a feud with Rusev, whom he defeated in 10 seconds at SummerSlam.


At Hell in a Cell, Randy Orton defeated Rusev to end the feud.


Randy Orton defeated the champion Bobby Roode at Fastlane but lost it at WrestleMania 34 against Jinder Mahal in a fatal four-way match involving Roode and Rusev.


Randy Orton had another title match at Backlash against the new champion Jeff Hardy, but Orton lost again.


Two nights later on SmackDown Live, Randy Orton interfered in the rematch and attacked Hardy again.


At Hell in a Cell, Randy Orton defeated Hardy in a Hell in a Cell match.


At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 27,2019, Randy Orton entered the namesake match at number 29, eliminating Mysterio before he was himself eliminated by Andrade.


Randy Orton competed in the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber, where he eliminated AJ Styles before being eliminated by Kofi Kingston.


Randy Orton then started a feud with Styles, with the two berating each other about their history in the wrestling business.


At Crown Jewel and Survivor Series, Randy Orton was part of two multi-tag matches, but his team lost both times.


At the Royal Rumble on January 26,2020, Randy Orton entered the titular match at number 25 and eliminated Karl Anderson before he was eliminated by his former Rated-RKO tag team partner Edge, who was returning to competition for the first time since retiring due to career-ending neck injuries in 2011.


The next night on Raw, Randy Orton teased a Rated-RKO reunion with Edge before delivering an RKO and a con-chair-to, turning heel .


Randy Orton won after a punt to the head of Edge, marking the first punt Randy Orton had delivered in years.


The match put Edge out of action with a legitimate torn triceps, and the victory enabled Randy Orton to call himself the "Greatest Wrestler Ever".


Randy Orton would go on to revive his Legend Killer gimmick over the next few weeks, attacking legends such as Christian, Shawn Michaels, and Big Show, while becoming more unhinged.


Randy Orton then turned on Flair and set his sights on the WWE Championship.


Three weeks before his title loss, on October 26,2020, Randy Orton started a feud with Bray Wyatt, now under his new gimmick, The Fiend, as well with his partner Alexa Bliss.


Randy Orton returned to the match at the very end to eliminate Edge, but was then himself eliminated.


At the event, Bliss attacked him with supernatural powers and Randy Orton lost after interference from The Fiend.


Later, during the Royal Rumble, Randy Orton entered the namesake contest as the penultimate entrant, scoring two eliminations before being eliminated by eventual winner Brock Lesnar.


Randy Orton previously used a punt kick, which saw him run up to an opponent on their hands and knees and kick them in the head; within a storyline, this usually caused a concussion or some other sort of severe head injury to his opponent, and was often used to write off the on-screen characters of wrestlers who were scheduled to take time off.


Randy Orton then adopted the nicknames of "the Viper" and "the Apex Predator" due to his untrustworthy, snake-like character.


Randy Orton has said numerous times that he prefers playing the villain, as it is easier and more natural for him.


Randy Orton had a supporting role as the father of a school bully in the comedy-drama film That's What I Am.


Randy Orton signed on to star in the action film The Marine 3: Homefront, but was replaced by The Miz due to his checkered military career.


Randy Orton later starred in the action films 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded and The Condemned 2.


Randy Orton had a guest role as James Richards, a former Navy SEAL and leader of a militia group, in a December 2016 episode of the USA action series Shooter.


Randy Orton had supporting roles in the comedy-drama film Changeland and the romantic comedy film Long Shot.


Randy Orton was the cover athlete for the video game WWE '12.


In October 2014, he became a popular figure on Vine and the internet, when a trend began of clips of a superimposed Randy Orton performing his signature RKO move on internet "fail" victims.


On November 14,2015, Randy Orton married Kimberly Kessler, who was previously a member of his fan club.


Randy Orton suffers from hypermobility in both of his shoulders, which has been the cause of nearly all of his injuries throughout his career, sidelining him through incidents ranging from performing one of his signature taunts during a match to innocuous things such as taking out the trash at home.


The article mentioned several current and former WWE wrestlers, including Randy Orton, who was alleged to have obtained nandrolone, oxandrolone, stanozolol, and testosterone, as well as ancillary drugs anastrozole and clomiphene citrate.


Randy Orton argued that the copying of the tattoos infringed on her rights as the licensed creator.


In October 2019, Randy Orton received criticism for saying "nigga" while playing a Call of Duty game on a live Twitch stream.