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Randy Orton Biography
Randy Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career he signed with WWE and performs on the SmackDown brand. He began training in 2000, at the age of 20 after he had served in the military for just a short period.
In 2001, he signed with the then-World Wrestling Federation and began training in its instructional program Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2002, he made his debut at the WrestleMania X8 and won the match against Tommy Dreamer.
Randy Orton Age
He was born as Randal Keith Orton on April 1, 1980, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He his 38 years and 10 months.
Randy Orton Wife | Children
He has been married twice. First, he married Samantha Speno on September 21, 2007. Together they had a daughter Alanna Marie Orton who was born on July 12, 2008. They then separated in 2012 and later dissolved their marriage in June 2013.
He married Kimberly Kessler on November 14, 2015, and had a daughter together Brooklyn Rose Orton on November 22, 2016.
Randy Orton Height | Weight
Randy has a height of 6 ft 5 in (196cm) and weighs 250lbs.
Randy Orton’s Net Worth and Remunerations
He has an estimated net worth of $ 15.5 and receives around $2.7 million of salary together with other bonuses in a year.
Randy Orton Professional Wrestling Styles
He is most well known for his finishing maneuver the RKO, which consist of a jumping variation of the cutter. The RKO is derived from his name initials Randal Keith Orton. He had previously used a punt kick that caused concussion and head injuries to his opponents. In 2012, his punt kick was completely banned by the WWE management.
He used the gimmick of “The Legend Killer”, a young and cocky talent who faced, and usually defeated, several legends during his first years at WWE. In late 2007, due to his untrustworthy character, he was nicknamed “the Viper” and “the Apex Predator”.
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Randy Orton World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE Career.
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2001–2002)
He signed a deal with the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 2001 and was sent to the developmental territory, Louisville, Kentucky, well known as the Ohio Valley Wrestling(OVW) where he continued with his training. He wrestled Rico Constantino and The Prototype and teamed with Bobby Eaton during a tag team title tournament during his time in OVW.
On February 14, 2001, he won OVW Hardcore Championship by defeating Mr. Black. On May 5, 2001, he defeated Flash Flanagan and once again won the OVW Hardcore Championship. He lost to John Cena(The Prototype) in a tag match on July 28 in Jacksonville, Indiana. During this time he fought in both WWF/OVW events. On May 1, 2001, he faced Billy Gunn during his first WWF house show that was not affiliated with OVW. He lost the match and in that fall he began appearing regularly in WWF.
He first appeared officially on the WWF on 16, 2002 at WrestleMania X8 and lost the game to Tommy Dreamer. On April 25, 2002, he had his very first televised WWF match against Hardcore Holly on SmackDown and he won the match. He soon became a fan favorite. He was drafted to the Raw brand, where he defeated Stevie Richards in his debut on the show in September 2002. He suffered a shoulder injury, within weeks of his debut.
He later joined the Evolution stable, which consisted of Ric Flair, Triple H and Batista who was new at the time. He kept moving forward and proclaimed himself “The Legend Killer”, a young upstart who was so talented that he touted himself as the future of professional wrestling.
Youngest world champion (2004–2005)
After he lost the Intercontinental Championship, on July 26, he became the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship after winning a 20-man battle royal. He defeated Chris Benoit for the championship at the Summer Slam and he became the youngest world champion in WWE history at the age of 24.Randy Orton.
Feud with The Undertaker (2005−2006)
He lost his hyped match against the Undertaker at the WrestleMania 21. He later stated that the match with the Undertaker had aggravated a shoulder injury. He later rekindled his feud with The Undertaker and defeated him at SummerSlam following a distraction from his father. Randy and his father Bob Orton defeated The Undertaker in a handicap casket match and after the match, his father Bob and him locked the Undertaker in the casket at No Mercy. Later The Undertaker defeated both Randy and his father in the Hell in a Cell match ending their nine-month-long feud.Randy Orton Vs Undertaker
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