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Randy Orton

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Randy Orton is a professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. He is best known for his time with the company.

14 Sep, 2016

Trolls McGregor

Makes Statement

Orton talks about CM Punk’s performance, while trolling McGregor, who he refers to as “Conor McDonald”.

5 Aug, 2014

First 2K15 image

WWE 2k15Cena and Orton are featured in first screenshot from WWE 2k15 gameplay. The shot shows Cena having a stare down with Orton in the ring.

6 Apr, 2014

Wrestlemania 30

Wrestlemania 30 is held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features Danial Bryan vs Triple H, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (ending Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak), AJ Lee vs Naomi and Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

20 Jan, 2014

WWE return

Batista returns to WWE on Monday Night RAW to confront Orton before the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

So I understand that you have some questions about my return. Let me make this as simple as possible and let me explain to you why I’m back. For that (pointing at the title belt). So whether it’s you or John Cena or someone else, I don’t care. I’m back to win the Royal Rumble match on Sunday, I’m back to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and I am back to headline WrestleMania, so deal with it

15 Dec, 2013

Cena vs Orton – Title Unification

Wins Sport Event

Orton defeats Cena in a tables, ladders and chairs match at TLC to unify the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship. Orton climbs the ladder to obtain both championship belts at twenty-four minutes and thirty-five seconds to become the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

15 Sep, 2013

Bryan vs Orton – WWE Title

Wins Sport Event

Bryan obtains the WWE Championship at Night of Champions by defeating Orton in singles competition. Bryan picks up the pinfall victory due to a fast count by the referee (who was hit earlier in the match by Orton) at seventeen minutes and thirteen seconds.

10 Jul, 2013



Orton gets divorced from his wife of five years, Samantha. The pair have a four year old daughter together. Samantha gets full custody of their daughter and Randy is allowed visitation rights.

8 Jun, 2013

Comcast interview


Orton talks to Comcast about his future in WWE and the diva’s division.

I wouldn’t say I’m WWE for life, I’d say my near future will consist of me primarily being in the ring,” Orton said. “Wrestling is my first love. The movie was fun, but the schedule was grueling because I had to fly off on my off days to film. Eight weeks went by and I had three days off. If I do the movie thing, I’ll be sure that I’m only doing the movie so I can concentrate on it. (Laughs) I think I’d be more sane that way.

28 Mar, 2010

Wrestlemania 26

Wrestlemania 26 is held at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The event features Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase, Triple H vs Sheamus, Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk, Bret Hart vs Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Edge, John Cena vs Batista and The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in a retirement match.

5 Apr, 2009

Wrestlemania 25

Wrestlemania 25 is held the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event is the 25th anniversary of the pay-per-view. The show features Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho vs WWE Legends Team, Rey Mysterio vs JBL, The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show and Triple H vs Randy Orton. Mickey Rourke appears and punches Chris Jericho.

5 Jan, 2000

Begins wrestling training

Orton begins training under the tutelage of his father, Bob Orton  at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling.

We had one ring in what was like an old, World War II ammunition factory – it was old, it was torn up, and it wasn’t up to code, that’s for sure. It wasn’t the best conditions, that’s for sure.

1 Apr, 1980

Randy Orton born in Knoxville, TN


Orton is born in Knoxville, TN despite being billed from St. Louis, Mo during his wrestling career. He is the oldest of three siblings. Orton’s interest in wrestling develops while watching his father, Bob Orton throughout his childhood.

I have to put my father over because he really taught me a lot, especially when it comes to out-of-the-ring psychology and how to react when you’re approached by fans after a show or in the airport. It might sound silly, but a lot of those things come into play when you’re playing a character.

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