Randy Orton

Randy Orton

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor signed to WWE. Orton is a third-generation professional wrestler; his grandfather Bob Orton, Sr., father "Cowboy" Bob Orton, and uncle Barry O all competed in the professional wrestling industry. Before being promoted to the main World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) roster, Orton trained in and wrestled for Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling for a month. He was then sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where Orton held the OVW Hardcore Championship on two separate occasions.

After signing with WWF, Orton became a member of the stable Evolution, which quickly led to a WWE Intercontinental Championship reign, his first title with the company. Orton also acquired the moniker "The Legend Killer" during a storyline where he began disrespecting Hall of Famers and physically attacking veterans of the industry outside of appropriate restrictions. At age 24, Orton became the youngest person ever to hold the World Heavyweight Championship. With this win, Orton departed from Evolution and a feud with his former stablemates began. In 2006, Orton joined forces with Edge in a tag team known as Rated-RKO. Together, Orton and Edge held the World Tag Team Championship. After the team disbanded, during mid-2007, Orton gained two WWE Championship reigns in one night. Orton formed the group The Legacy with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in 2008, however, they would disband in 2010 with Orton returning to singles competition. Overall, Orton has won eleven total championships in WWE, including being a nine-time world champion, having won the World Heavyweight Championship three times and the WWE Championship six times. He is also the winner of the 2009 Royal Rumble match.

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... to lose the WWE Title to Sheamus, in a fatal four-way matchup involving Edge and Randy Orton, after the Nexus would interfere ... Later on, Cena would be forced to help Barrett defeat Orton in a championship match, with Cena would do by giving Barrett the disqualification win ... Series, Cena officiated a match for the WWE Championship between Wade Barrett and Randy Orton ...
Million Dollar Man - Professional Wrestling Career - Part-time Wrestling Appearances and Hall of Fame (2009-present)
... announced in a segment with Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton that DiBiase would appear on Raw the following week as the special guest host, and DiBiase appeared ... On the show, DiBiase booked his son to face Randy Orton ... would later come out at the end of the show and sanctioned a triple threat match for Randy Orton's WWE Championship at Night of Champions including John Cena ...
Survivor Series (2005) - Results
... Batista, Rey Mysterio, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton*) (with Bob Orton and Jillian Hall) defeated Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Kane, The Big Show, Carlito and Chris Masters) Survivor ... Shawn Michaels Pinfall after Sweet Chin Music 9 ... Shawn Michaels Team Raw Randy Orton Pinfall after an RKO following a distraction by JBL 2401 Sole Survivor Randy Orton (Team SmackDown!) ...
Kayfabe - A Break Which Is Apparent But Not Acknowledged
... injury as in 2001 but in the other leg) while performing a Spinebuster to Randy Orton in a Tag Team Title Match ... After the match, Randy Orton (then in the middle of a feud with Cena), attacked Cena, eventually performing his finisher, the RKO on him while on top of an announcing table ... WWE worked Cena's real life injury into the Orton/Cena feud, stating that Cena's shoulder was injured due to the RKO ...

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    You were born with your legs apart. They’ll send you to the grave in a Y-shaped coffin.
    —Joe Orton (1933–1967)