Randy Orton

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Randy Orton

Born

4/1/1980, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Birth Name

Randall Keith Orton

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Legened Killer, The One Man Dynasty, Randy Orton
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Randy Orton was born on April 1, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee to Bob and Elaine Orton Jr. When he was young, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he grew up and went to school at. He has is the eldest child out of 3 children. He has…more

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  • Trivia

    • Randy Orton's on screen character is dubbed as having the mental disorder IED (Intermittent explosive disorder).

    • Randy Orton and his wife, are expecting to give birth to a baby girl in the summer of 2008.

    • Randy Orton lost his WWE title at Backlash of 2008, to Triple H.

    • Randy Orton had a six month WWE title reign.

    • Ric Flair praised Randy Orton heavily in his Hall of Fame induction speech.

    • Randy Orton is one of the few heels to retain or win the WWE championship at Wrestlemania.

    • Randy Orton entered the third annual THQ superstar challenge tournament. He lost in the first round to Cody Rhodes.

    • Randy Orton has been involved in two Triple Threat matches at Wrestlemania(Wrestlemania 22 and 24).

    • At Wrestlemania 24 Randy Orton retained the WWE title, pinning John Cena after punting Triple H in his head.

    • Randy Orton lost to John Cena at WWE No Way Out 2008 via disqualification. Therefore, he retained the WWE Championship.

    • Randy Orton rooted for the Patriots to win Superbowl 42.

    • Randy Orton partnered with John Bradshaw Layfield for the first time on the January 29, 2008 edition of Monday Night Raw.

    • Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Champion at WWE Royal Rumble 2008.

    • Randy was a celebrity judge at the Miss Molson Indy Contest.

    • Randy Orton suffered a concussion during a World Title match.

    • Randy is a prankster... and behaves badly many times.

    • Randy was the cause of Amy Weber leaving the WWE.

    • Randy Orton was tossed off an entrance ramp by Jeff Hardy.

    • Randy Orton and his wife Samantha, are expecting their first child.

    • Randy Orton was pinned by Jeff Hardy, the challenger for the WWE title on the December 17, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw.

    • Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho at WWE Armageddon 2007 to retain the WWE championship.

    • Orton has his wife's name, Samantha, tatooed on his arm.

    • In 2007 Orton attended his brother, Nathans MMA match.

    • Orton's favorite cologne is Obsession.

    • At Goldenlands Tattoos Shop in St. Louis, MO...is where Randy Orton has all of his tattoos done.

    • Randy suffers from Hypermobile shoulders.

    • Randy has participated in all five of WWE Tribute to the Troops tour.

    • Randy Orton lost a match to Ric Flair on Raw in November of 2007. If he had won, he would of ended Ric Flair's career.

    • Randy Orton is a one-time WWE Champion.

    • Randy Orton was awarded the WWE title by Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

    • Randy Orton won the WWE Championiship for the first time at No Mercy 2007.

    • Randy Orton is the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE History.

    • Randy Orton is the Seventeeth Triple Crown Champion in WWE history.

    • Randy Orton's favorite band include Metallica, Led Zeplin, Pantera, and Ozzy.

    • His record at WrestleMania is 1-3. He won a 6-man tag-team match at WM 20, lost to the Undertaker at WM 21, lost to Rey Mysterio at WM 22, and lost in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WM 23.

    • He has performed his signature move, the RKO, on some Divas, such as Stacy Keibler and The Fabulous Moolah.

    • Randy Orton had a brief feud with Cody Rhodes, the son of Dusty Rhodes.

    • He was trained by his father Bob Orton.

    • His feud with the Undertaker lasted for 9 months.

    • He participated in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at Wrestlemania 23.

    • He once had an on-screen relationship with Stacy Keibler.

    • In real life he is friends with Johnny Nitro.

    • Randy will face John Cena, Edge and Shawn Micheals for the WWE Championship at Backlash.

    • Randy will be in the money in a bank match a Wrestlemania23.

    • Randy used to have a tattoo of his girlfriends name Samantha on his right arm. In his latest appearances on RAW it seems to have been covered up with another tattoo, which covers almost his entire forearm.

    • One of Randy's first matchs in the WWE was against Billy Gunn on May 6, 2001 on Sunday Night Heat.

    • His managers in the past have been Ric Flair and his father Cowboy Bob Orton.

    • His former valet was Lita In the team Rated RKO.

    • On the November 13, 2006 edition of RAW, Randy & Edge beat Ric Flair & Rowdy Piper to become the World Tag Team Champions.

    • On November 5, 2006 at Cyber Sunday, Randy & Edge beat DX with Erirc Bishoff as the guest referee.

    • Randy was on the WWE's 2006 tour of Japan.

    • On the October 23, 2006 edition of RAW, Randy beat Triple H after he gave him a chair shot to the head.

    • On October 9, 2006, Randy was the guest on the Cutting Edge in which he formed an alliance with Edge on RAW's Family Reunion.

    • On October 2, 2006, Randy beat Carlito on RAW.

    • On September 18, 2006 episode of RAW Randy Orton was in a six man battle royal for the Intercontinental title with himself, Carlito, Jeff Hardy, Johnny Nitro, Chris Masters and Super Crazy. Randy also delivered an RKO to Johnny Nitro during the match.

    • Randy Orton defeated Carlito at Unforgiven 2006 after Carlito jumped off the top turn buckle and Randy caught him in an RKO on the way down. Then Randy got the pinfall.

    • Before the Randy/Carlito feud began Randy had respect for Carlito as a second generation superstar in the storyline.

    • Over some episodes of RAW (September 2006) Randy Orton and Carlito have attacked each other causing Randy to lose his No. 1 Contenders match for the Intercontinental title against Jeff Hardy.

    • On September 10, 2006 episode of RAW Randy was part of a six-man tag team match with Randy, Edge and Johnny Nitro against Carlito, John Cena and Jeff Hardy.

    • Randy Orton's entrance music, "Burn In My Light" by Mercy Drive, was one of the most requested songs on the internet.

    • On April 4, 2006, WWE stated that Orton was suspended for sixty days for "unprofessional conduct", On April 7, 2006, in an interview with WWE.com, Orton stated, "my conduct was unbecoming of a champion, which is what I will be again when I return".

    • On October 3, 2005 at RAW Homecoming, Randy Orton interrupts Piper's Pit and gives "Rowdy" Roddy Piper an RKO.

    • Randy Orton has killed the legends of Sgt.Slaughter, Mick Foley,Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Cactus Jack, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Chris Benoit, Shawn Michaels, The Fabulous Moolah and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

    • Randy returned from his suspension on the June 5, 2006, episode of RAW, attacking Kurt Angle and accepting Angle's open challenge for a match at ECW One Night Stand 2006.

    • After Randy lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H on September 12, 2004, at Unforgiven 2004, Orton continued to feud with his former stablemates. After he was scheduled to take part in a match in late October that would see him prohibited from challenging Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship if he lost, Orton had an added incentive to see Triple H lose the title.

    • Randy's heel turn was drawn out over several months before Wrestlemania 21. While sidelined with a separated shoulder after Wrestlemania, Orton launched the Randy News Network. a weekly vignette which featured Orton explaining the current status of his shoulder. He also provided an e-mail address by which fans could contact him to express their support.

    • Randy Orton won the OVW Hardcore Championship after he Defeated Mr. Black on February 14, 2001 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA.

    • At No Way Out, Orton defeated Mysterio, earning himself a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22. However, on the following episode of SmackDown!, General Manager Theodore Long readded Mysterio to the match, turning it into a triple threat match between Orton, Mysterio and World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle.

    • At Armageddon 2005, The Undertaker defeated Orton after delivering the Tombstone Piledriver to both Orton and his father, finally ending their nine-month-long feud.

    • After losing to The Undertaker on an episode of SmackDown!, Randy and The Undertaker began taunting each other using caskets. This led to Randy and his father facing The Undertaker in a handicap casket match at No Mercy 2005.

    • Randy was unsuccessful in his attempt to win back the World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H at the 2005 Royal Rumble on January 30, 2005. After Batista's push began, Orton was marginalized.

    • After the World Heavyweight Championship was vacated on December 13, Orton was chosen to face Triple H, Chris Benoit, Edge, Batista and Chris Jericho in an Elimination Chamber match at New Year's Revolution 2005 on January 9, 2005, to determine a new champion. Triple H managed to win the match, thus keeping their feud active for a longer period of time.

    • Orton, along with Maven, Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit, emerged victorious at Survivor Series 2004 in a match which entitled the winners to each be General Manager for one of the four weeks following the event. On the November 29, 2004, episode of RAW, Orton booked a battle royal for the World Heavyweight Championship in the belief that this would ensure that Triple H lost the title. However, Vince McMahon overruled Orton, changing the battle royal to a number one contender match. Orton also gave Eugene and William Regal a match for the World Tag Team Championship against La Résistance, pitted Jerry Lawler against Ric Flair in a "legend versus legend" match, and scheduled a lingerie contest between several RAW Divas.

    • After successfully defending the belt against Benoit on RAW the next night, Orton and Evolution celebrated the win. During the celebration, Batista had Orton on his shoulders and Triple H gave him a thumbs-up; which then turned into a thumbs down. Orton was then brutalized by Batista, Flair, and Triple H. He was thrown out of Evolution the next week on RAW after he refused to hand his World Heavyweight Championship over to Triple H when requested, instead spitting on Triple H and striking him in the face with the belt.

    • Randy Orton defeated Rob Van Dam for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Armageddon 2003 on December 14. Two significant things about this night were that all the male-owned titles on Raw were in Evolution's grasp, and that winning the Intercontinental Title he became the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in the past 7 years, holding the title for seven months.

    • Randy Orton was trained by such wrestlers as Ron Powers, Gary Jackson, Mark Bland, Jeremy Lightfoot, Phil E. Blunt and promoter Tony Costa as well as his father, "Cowboy" Bob Orton.

    • These are the lyrics to the original song "Burn In My Light" which is Randy Orton's entrance music: The nebula rising up out from the black of deceiving lies.
      A new star is born, now he brings you the light with his hands untied.
      They tried so hard to follow, but no one can.
      Inside you are so hollow, you'll understand...

      Hey!
      Nothing you can say!
      Nothing's gonna change what you've done to me!
      Now it's time to shine!
      I'm gonna take what's mine while you're burning inside my light.

      I gave and you take and I waited for you, but I made a mistake.
      It's clear that your fear is so near because I see the look on your face.
      You tried to hold me under, I held my breath.
      Alone and now you wonder what I possess...

      Hey!
      Nothing you can say!
      Nothing's gonna change what you've done to me!
      Now it's time to shine!
      You're gonna burn in the light.
      Hey!
      Nothing you can say!
      Nothing's gonna change what you've done to me!
      Now it's time to shine!
      I'm gonna take what's mine while you're burning inside my light!

      (Guitar Solo)

      Hey!
      Nothing you can say!
      Nothing's gonna change what you've done to me!
      Now it's time to shine!
      I'm gonna take what's mine!

      Take what's mine!

      Hey!
      Nothing you can say!
      Nothing's gonna change what you've done to me!
      Now it's time to shine!
      I'm gonna take what's mine!

      You're gonna burn in the light!

      Burn in my light!

    • On a special live episode of SmackDown! on November 29, 2005, Orton placed The Undertaker on the trunk of one of Eddie Guerrero's lowriders and reversed the car through the SmackDown! stage, setting it on fire and the car to "explode".

    • On the June 16, 2005 episode of SmackDown!, Randy Orton attacked The Undertaker and announced that he was the second SmackDown! pick in the 2005 draft lottery.

    • Randy Orton feuded with Triple H over the World Heavyweight Championship for a month before losing to Triple H on September 12, 2004, at Unforgiven 2004.

    • On May, 2003 Orton was given the gimmick of "The Legend Killer" which saw him defeat or humiliate numerous "legendary" wrestlers and celebrities. Orton gained infamy when he spat in the face of wrestling legend Harley Race.

    • At Summerslam 2003, Randy Orton competed in the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship against stablemate and defending champion Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Bill Goldberg, Chris Jericho, and Kevin Nash. Orton held his own in the match, though he basically was in it to help Triple H keep the title.

    • Mick Foley teamed up with The Rock against Orton, Ric Flair and Batista at WrestleMania XX in a handicap match which saw Orton pin Foley.

    • In July, at Vengeance 2004, Edge defeated Orton to win the Intercontinental Championship ending Orton's seven month reign as champion.

    • Orton would lose to Angle at One Night Stand 2006, but would win in a rematch at Vengeance.

    • On April 12, 2006, WWE stated that Orton had suffered a broken ankle at the hands of Kurt Angle during the previous night's SmackDown! taping, shortly after losing to Angle in a King of the Ring first round match. In July 2006, Orton revealed that he had been suspended for smoking marijuana backstage at a SmackDown! taping. While suspended, Orton spent four weeks at an anger management clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

    • While on RAW, Orton was accused of harassing fellow WWE employees Amy Weber and Rochelle Loewen, leading to the departure of Weber from the company, while Loewen was transferred to SmackDown!

    • Throughout July 2006, Orton would involve himself into a feud with WWE Legend Hulk Hogan by flirting with Hogan's 18 year old daughter Brooke. This feud would culminate in a match at SummerSlam 2006.

    • Four days before One Night Stand at the WWE vs. ECW Head to Head event, Orton announced that his contract with SmackDown! had expired, and that he was once again a member of the RAW roster.

    • At Survivor Series, Orton took Eddie Guerrero's place on "Team SmackDown!".

    • A match with Batista on the night following WrestleMania 21 aggravated Orton's shoulder problems stemming from the previous night.

    • The feud with The Undertaker saw Orton hitting the RKO on Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who had warned him about facing The Undertaker.

    • After Randy Orton's World Heavyweight title match Orton and Benoit shook hands with Benoit encouraging Orton to "be a man."

    • Orton debuted on WWE programming on the April 25, 2002, episode of SmackDown!, defeating Hardcore Holly. He made little impact as a face on SmackDown! before being drafted to RAW.

    • Randy Orton's earliest appearance on television was in a match against Billy Gunn in a 2001 edition of Sunday Night HEAT.

    • Randy Orton graduated from Hazelwood Central High School.

    • Randy Orton was born April 1, 1980 in Knoxville, Tennessee, he resides in St. Charles, Missouri and was billed from St. Louis, Missouri.

    • On the July 26, 2004, episode of RAW, Orton won a twenty-man battle royal last eliminating Chris Jericho to become the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.

    • Upon his return on January 20, 2003, Orton helped Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista beat down Scott Steiner.

    • Two weeks after Armageddon, Orton agreed to represent an injured Booker T in the fifth match of his "best of seven" series with Chris Benoit over the WWE United States Championship.

    • Randy Orton kicked off 2004 by feuding with Mick Foley.

    • Randy Orton's finishing move the RKO is a modified Jumping cutter. He also uses an elevated version from the top rope.

    • Randy Orton suffers from hypermobile shoulders.

    • During the Inter-gender 6 Man Tag Match on September 4, 2006,on RAW with Randy, Lita & Edge were against John Cena, Carlito & Trish Stratus, Randy delivered an RKO to Trish helping Lita pick up the win with a pinfall.

    • On September 4, 2006, Randy, Lita & Edge beat John Cena, Carlito & Trish Stratus in a Inter-gender 6 Man Tag Match on RAW.

    • August 7, 2006- Randy beat Jerry "The King" Lawler on RAW.

    • Randy, Batista and Ric Flair defeated The Rock and Mick Foley in a Handicap match on Wrestlemania XX.

    • July 17, 2006- Randy beat Eugene on RAW.

    • July 16, 2006- Randy's Grabdfather, Bob Orton, Sr., died after a series of heart attacks.

    • July 10, 2006- Randy beat Val Venis in two moves on RAW.

    • June 12, 2006- Randy Orton made his first match in Raw against Kane.

    • June 26, 2006- Randy beat Kane on RAW.

    • June 25, 2006- Randy beat Kurt Angle at Vengence after giving him an RKO.

    • Orton has a younger sister, Becky, and a younger brother, Nathan.

    • June 19,2006- Randy beat Gene Snitsky on RAW.

    • Randy was in the PWI Top 500 ranked number 29 (2005)

    • Randy won the PWI Most Improved Award (2004)

    • The name of Orton's finishing move (the "RKO") is presumably an acronym referring to the initials of his full name (Randall Keith Orton).

    • Although Orton is the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in the history of WWE, he is only the fourth youngest person to hold a version of the World Heavyweight Championship. Lou Thesz won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the age of twenty one, The Giant won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at the age of twenty three, and Kerry Von Erich won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the age of twenty four years and three months in May 1984.

    • June 7, 2006- Randy made his first appearance as a RAW superstar again at WWE vs ECW.

    • Randy's theme song is called Burn in My Light by Mercy Drive. It is faetured on the CD, WWE Wresckless Intent.

    • Randy's wrestling debut was in 2000.

    • Randy is the sole survivor of elimination tag matches at Survivor Series in three successive years (2003, 2004 and 2005). In 2003 and in 2005 he defeated Shawn Michaels to win the respective matches, while in 2004 he pinned Triple H.

    • (October 2004) Randy defeated Ric Flair at WWE Taboo Tuesday in a steel cage match after he hit Flair with the RKO.

    • He is married to long time girlfriend, Samantha.

    • On Sunday, April 3, 2005 at WrestleMania XXI, Randy challenged the Undertaker looking forward to ending his 12-0 winning streak. During the match, he injured his shoulder which caused him to lose his match making the Undertaker 13-0 at WrestleMania.

    • Randy is the third third generation wrestler in WWE history. The first two are The Rock, and Chavo Guerrero.

    • On April 2, 2005 (the night before Wrestlemania 21), Randy had the honor of inducting his father, the legendary "Cowboy" Bob Orton, into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

    • In school, Randy was a straight A student.

    • Every Tuesday, Randy goes to his parents house to have dinner with his family and so his father can talk about his matches on RAW the previous night.

    • When Randy was first on SmackDown, he used to travel with Brock Lesnar and John Cena.

    • In reality, Randy is actually good friends with wrestler John Cena.

    • Randy defeated Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) in a No Holds Barred match at Backlash 2004 in April, thus making him a bonafide "Legend Killer".

    • On March 1, 2003 at a WWE live event, Batista & Randy Orton teamed up to face the Dudley Boyz. This was famous for being a match that nearly no one walked away from unhurt. Batista tore his bicep, Randy Orton broke his leg and Bubba Ray Dudley injured his back.

    • Randy is the second youngest WWE Intercontinental Champion. Jeff Hardy is the youngest, at 23, only a few months younger than Orton.

    • Randy is the eldest of 3 children. Younger brother and sister, Nathan and Becky Orton.

    • Randy began his wrestling carrer at Ohio Valley Wrestling.

    • Randy is the grandson of Bob Orton Sr.

    • Randy and his dad are the only father and son to both be named Rookies of the Year.

    • Randy is 245 lbs.

    • Randy was the longest reighing Intercontinental Champion in over 7 years.

    • On the July 26, 2004 episode of RAW, Orton won a 20-man battle royal to become the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.

      On August 15, 2004 at SummerSlam 2004, Orton defeated the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit by pinfall following an R.K.O. to capture his first World Heavyweight Championship, making him the youngest ever World Heavyweight Champion in the WWE at the age of twenty-four.


    • Randy Orton trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville by his father Cowboy Bob

    • Randy is a former member of Evolution, a dominant group on WWE Raw.

    • The OVW Title Randy has held is the Hardcore Championship. He held it twice.

    • Randy is a third generation WWE superstar, being the son of "Cowboy" Bob Orton and grandson of Bob Orton, Sr.

    • Randy stands 6'4".

    • Randy is the 2001 PWI Rookie of the Year.

    • Randy was in the United States Marine Corps.

    • Randy is the nephew of Barrymore Barlow.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Randy Orton is good.

    10
    Randy Orton is a very gifted WWE Superstar.His finisher the RKO is one of or the fastest manuvering finishers in the WWE.Not only is a magnificently well built he is also the current WWE Champion!I won't be suprised if he gets inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.Randy,can also by a great arsenal while being accompanied by a tag team partner.Let me put this into words you kids can understand."Rated-RKO Kicks Ass!".So,I'll like to conculd by saying Randy Orton deserves the WWE Title he earned by defeating John Cena and Triple H.And,I know what you're thinking!"He just pinned him after Triple H's Pedigree".You're wrong!It dosn't matter whether you happen to fall on your oppenent to win,as long as as your pinning your oppenent and the ref says "1,2,3 and calls to ring the bell"you're good!



    -MVPmoreless
  • The Legend Killer has been the man on Raw for the past several months. By taking out Cena. The Age of Orton has definitely started to take affect. He truly is a one man dynasty.moreless

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    The Legend Killer has been the man on Raw for the past several months. By taking out Cena. The Age of Orton has definitely started to take affect. He truly is a one man dynasty. Randy has taken his opponents out of action with injures. Randy took out Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, Dusty Rhodes, John Cena, and Even John Cena father With a punt like kick to the head. Also with the RKO which is named after him Randell Keith Orton. Randy Orton is a third generation Superstar. Randy is the youngest WWE champion ever. Randy is a two WWE champion, a world champion, a Intercontinental champion, a world tag team champion with Edge(team Rated RKO) Randy will be the next Triple H one of the greatest heels in my opinion.moreless
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