For someone who didn't even know if he wanted to be a professional wrestler growing up, Randy Orton has had one of the most accomplished careers in the history of the industry.
Orton began his career back in 2000 Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling (MMWA-SICW) in St. Louis Missouri. After a year he was scooped up by the WWE and signed to their developmental territory in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).
"The Viper" saw immediate success after aligning himself with the Evolution faction (Triple H, Batista, Ric Flair, Orton), going on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship - one of the youngest champions in history.
Soon after he would begin a singles career that saw some amazing feuds with the likes of Mick Foley, John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, Rey Mysterio, and so many more. His accomplishment extend far beyond his rivalries, however, as Orton is a multiple time belt holder in the WWE.
The son of WWE Hall Of Famer "Cowboy" Bob Orton has won the WWE Championship nine times, the World Heavyweight Title four times, a two-time Tag Team Title holder, a former Intercontinental Champion, Money In The Bank Ladder Match winner, and two-time Royal Rumble match winner (2009 and 2017).
With everything Orton has accomplished in his legendary career, he has solidified a place for himself in the WWE Hall Of Fame alongside his father one day. The 37-year-old is still going strong with the WWE after nearly 20 years in the industry, but is noticeably on the back end of his career.
He recently joined former WWE Tag Team Champions Edge and Christian's podcast, E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness, to discuss his storied career. Orton touched briefly on the fact that he's currently a baby face in WWE, and admitted that he hates it and prefers being a heel (quotes via EWrestlingNews):
“I love it and I’m gonna use that, hopefully sooner than later when I turn heel again because I’m sick of this babyface thing, that’s for sure,” Orton said.
What are your thoughts on Orton saying that he is 'sick' of being a baby face right now during his current run with the company? Do you prefer to see Orton as a baby face or a heel? Which Orton character speaks to you more? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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