Randy Orton's WWE debut will officially end up being 20 years old today, and to celebrate the event his biggest competitor-- John Cena-- required to Twitter to congratulate him. The pair shared the ring more than 300 times throughout their respective careers, headlining pay-per-views, switching world champions and nailing each other with every move in their arsenal lot of times over. Cena wrote, "For 20 years @RandyOrton has actually cemented his legacy as 1 of the greatest @WWE Superstars ever. I have the utmost regard for each achievement he's made & CONTINUES to earn. But my real love & adoration for him is in his maturity & growth as a person. Here's to RKO!"
" The Viper" has transitioned into a babyface over the past year as his unlikely partnership with Riddle as RK-Bro has actually become a constant highlight on Raw. The pair are on their 2nd reign as Raw Tag Team Champions and will deal with The Usos at WrestleMania Backlash to combine both sets of tag titles.
For 20 years @RandyOrton has actually sealed his legacy as 1 of the best @WWE Superstars ever. I have the utmost respect for every single achievement he's earned & CONTINUES to make. However my real love & appreciation for him remains in his maturity & growth as a human being. Here's to RKO!
-- John Cena.
Orton discussed his collaboration with Riddle in an interview with The Ringer back in January. He started by joking that the pair both delight in smoking.
Among the primary factors me and Riddle stumble upon as so delighted in the ring together is he's the one person that can grow my preferred strain. I'm not lying," Orton stated. "Seriously, I'm having fun out there. Monday, they had me put on a graduation gown. Whenever they are entrusting me some with sort of ludicrous things, you would not think you would see Randy Orton in a cap and gown. I laughed due to the fact that I was excited since I understood the fans were going to resemble, 'what the hell is he doing?' After the profession that I've had and all the rather boring strength, I did that for so long, if I split a smile and break the 4th wall or whatever, if you can tell I'm having a good time at this moment in my profession, I seem like it draws you in more since I was so against letting people in before.
It was just 'character, character, character. I need to be mean and angry and extreme and they have to believe I wish to rip this men avoid.' Now, I can still do that, however I've been around long enough to where, I get let off easy when I break character or when I do things that perhaps a babyface wouldn't do. There might be a check in Gorilla that says 'no eyepokes,' and even though in parenthesis it doesn't say 'except Randy Orton,' I know it's still there. I can get away with this, however compared to the stuff I utilized to get away with, if I get away with an eyepoke, it's okay. I'm having fun and staying real to who I am as a heel, which is what brought me to the dance, however I'm able to have more leniency with how I do that,".