Randy Orton is once again holding a World title, finding himself as the leading man on SmackDown Live following WrestleMania.
He claimed the title by defeating the mysterious Bray Wyatt, but the two are on a path to face off at least one more time in a House of Horrors match at WWE Payback. Wyatt laid out the challenge, but Orton should be just as feared in that setting.
The Viper has made a career out of being a cerebral presence, earning the nickname by striking his opponents seemingly out of nowhere with poison dripping from his fangs. Orton's dominant decade-plus in the WWE doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon.
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The WWE is building up for the showdown between Wyatt and Orton, releasing a video that goes through the four most diabolical moments in The Legend Killer's career. Picking just four for someone who's been a devastating force in the company is no easy task.
The list opens up with something recent, getting the Wyatt feud back at the forefront of fans' minds. Orton's shocking turn on the Wyatt Family was a huge moment this year. How he did it, though, made it a great moment for SmackDown Live.
Next up is his Bragging Rights iron match against John Cena in 2009. Things heated up when Orton laid Cena out across the pyrotechnics area on the entrance ramp. The Viper would slam every pyro button he could to light Cena on fire, "nearly burning him alive," the narrator tells us.
Fire is still on the mind as the move to the next classic moment with Orton. This time it's back in the early years of his legend killing days. His 2005 feud with The Undertaker led to an unforgettable moment at No Mercy.
Orton defeated The Undertaker in a casket match, rolled him to the top of the entrance ramp, took an axe to the top of the casket, poured gasoline across it then lit it on fire with a match. Extreme measures, and the kind of thing that makes Orton such a wildcard.
Lastly, Mick Foley was being honored on Monday Night RAW back in 2003, but an altercation with Ric Flair backstage later on forced Orton to turn his attention to attacking the Hardcore Legend on a night that was supposed to be honoring him.
Foley gets kicked down the stairs with Orton looking down at the crumpled pile he left Mick in. A questionable moment to include, but that it was on a night meant to celebrate Mick,
What will Orton have in store for Wyatt at Payback? We'll soon find out.
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