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Encyclopedia > Randy Orton
Randy Orton
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Ring name(s) Randy Orton
Billed height ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Born April 01, 1980 (1980-04-01) (age 27)
Flag of United States Knoxville, Tennessee
Resides High Ridge, Missouri
Billed from St. Louis, Missouri
Trained by "Cowboy" Bob Orton
South Broadway Athletic Club
Ohio Valley Wrestling
Debut 2000

Randal "Randy" Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. Orton is a third-generation professional wrestler; his grandfather, Bob Orton, Sr., father, "Cowboy" Bob Orton, and uncle, Barry O, were all professional wrestlers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates: Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Government  - Mayor Bill Haslam (R) Area  - City 254. ... High Ridge is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Keith Orton, Jr. ... OVW logo Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Dale Orton Sr. ... Robert Keith Orton, Jr. ... Randal Barry Orton (born May 28, 1958 in Amarillo, Texas) and is a American professional wrestler. ...

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Career

Orton made his professional wrestling debut in 2000 with the MMWA-SICW in St. Louis, Missouri. There he was trained by such wrestlers there as Ron Powers, Gary Jackson, Mark Bland, Jeremy Lightfoot, Phil E. Blunt and promoter Tony Costa as well as his father, Cowboy Bob Orton. This is an organization that was an off-shoot of the old Wrestling at the Chase headed by Sam Munchnick between 1950-1983. Randy Orton then had a match with another St. Louis group, Central Championship Wrestling, with O.G. Stevie B. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wrestling at the Chase was a professional wrestling promotion and TV show that existed in St. ... Sam Munchnick was a professional wrestling promoter from Saint Louis, Missouri. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment

Before long, Orton signed a developmental deal with WWE and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville. His earliest appearance on WWE television was in a match against Billy Gunn, on the May 6, 2001 edition of Sunday Night Heat. OVW logo Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Badd Ass Billy Gunn (also spelled as Bad Ass) from his years working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (127th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. ...


2002-2003

Orton debuted on WWE programming on the April 25, 2002, episode of SmackDown!, defeating Hardcore Holly[2]. He made little impact as a face on SmackDown! and although he almost defeated Undertaker for the WWE Undisputed Championship[3], he was then drafted to RAW. In Orton's debut match for 'RAW' after praisingly being introduced by Jim Ross, he defeated Steven Richards[4]. April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving (that is, faces are good guys or crowd favorites). The vast majority of wrestling storylines (though not all) place a heel (or bad guy) against a face. ... The WWE Undisputed Championship title belt (2002) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Undisputed Championship was a professional wrestling championship. ... The WWE Draft (also known as the WWE Draft Lottery) is an annual event held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which a few members of the its brands, RAW ,SmackDown! and ECW, jump to another brand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James William (Jim) Ross, also known as J.R., or Good Ol J.R. (born January 3, 1952), is a professional wrestling executive currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working on its RAW brand as their play-by-play commentator. ... Steven Richards (born 11 July 1972, son of Jim Richards) is an Australian racing driver. ...


Orton then began a heel turn but this was drawn out over several months. While sidelined with a separated shoulder, 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. His smug, self-centered attitude, coupled with the fact that the RNN usually interrupted important interviews or interesting segments, gradually turned the fans against him. In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ... Electronic mail, abbreviated e-mail or email, is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ...


Upon his return on January 20, 2003, Orton helped Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista beat down Scott Steiner, a rival of Triple H's[5]. Triple H later called the foursome Evolution. The stable was briefly disbanded shortly thereafter when both Orton and Batista were sidelined with injuries, but reconvened in May 2003[6]. At this point 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[7]. It is during this time that he began using what would become his signature finisher, the "RKO" which was taken from his initials. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... David Michael Bautista, Jr. ... Scott Carl Rechsteiner (born July 29, 1962), better known by his ring name, Scott Steiner, is an American professional wrestler. ... Evolution was a heel stable on World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand consisting of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... Harley Leland Race (born April 11, 1943), is a retired American professional wrestler and current promoter. ...


This was also the year in which Orton would begin to get involved in high profile matches. At SummerSlam 2003, he would compete 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[8]. At Unforgiven 2003 on September 21, Orton defeated Shawn Michaels in what would be the first of many a high profile match billed as "Legend vs. Legend Killer", with the help of his stablemate and mentor Ric Flair[9]. Orton went on to defeat Rob Van Dam for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Armageddon 2003 on December 14[10]. Two significant things about this night were that all the male-owned titles on Raw were in Evolution's grasp, and that this reign with the Intercontinental Title he became the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in the past seven years, holding the title for seven months. SummerSlam 2003 was the sixteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about WWEs version of the World Heavyweight Championship. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... William Scott Bill Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is a currently inactive American professional wrestler, retired football player, and actor. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born on November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American actor, radio host, rock musician and a professional wrestler. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


2004-2005

Randy Orton as the Intercontinental Champion

Randy started the year 2004 off by feuding with Mick Foley, which began when Orton challenged Foley to a match in December 2003 in which Foley walked out[11]. Soon after, Orton began showing several vignettes in which Foley was labeled as a coward. Foley returned to team up with The Rock against Orton, Ric Flair and Batista at WrestleMania XX in a handicap match which saw Orton pin Foley[12]. The two men met a month later at Backlash in a hardcore rules match, which Orton also won[13]. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and third-generation professional wrestler, best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


In July, at Vengeance 2004, Edge defeated Orton to win the Intercontinental Championship, ending Orton's seven month reign as champion[14]. Vengeance is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


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[15]. On August 15 at SummerSlam 2004, Orton defeated the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit by pinfall to capture his first World Heavyweight Championship, making him the youngest ever World Heavyweight Champion in the WWE at the age of twenty-four. After the match, Orton and Benoit shook hands with Benoit encouraging Orton to "be a man"[16]. July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Battle royal, plural battles royal, traditionally refers to a fight involving three or more combatants which is fought until only one fighter remains standing. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born on November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American actor, radio host, rock musician and a professional wrestler. ... This article is about WWEs version of the World Heavyweight Championship. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... SummerSlam 2004 was the seventeenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (born May 21, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


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[17]. 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 and became a face as a result of this[18]. He feuded with Triple H over the World Heavyweight Championship for a month before losing to Triple H on September 12 at Unforgiven 2004[19]. Spitting is the act of forcibly ejecting saliva or other substances from the mouth. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ...


Orton continued to feud with his former stablemates. On September 13, during Triple H's celebration of his newly obtained title, Randy Orton jumped out of a cake and dominated Evolution, leaving Triple H humiliated and covered in cake[20]. 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[21].


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[22]. 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. Mavenford Klint Huffman (born November 26, 1976, in Chantilly, Virginia) is a former middle school teacher and professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment between 2001 and July 5, 2005. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born on November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American actor, radio host, rock musician and a professional wrestler. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (born May 21, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Survivor Series 2004 was the eighteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Booking in the sense used in professional wrestling is the process of laying out in advance the general storyline of the match, to include what the eventual outcome will be. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ...


After the World Heavyweight Championship was vacated on December 13[23], 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 to determine a new champion. Triple H pinned Orton to win the match.[24]. Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born on November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American actor, radio host, rock musician and a professional wrestler. ... The Elimination Chamber at New Years Revolution 2006. ... New Years Revolution is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


After defeating Batista the next night on Raw in a #1 Contenders match[25], Orton was unsuccessful in his attempt to win back the World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H at the 2005 Royal Rumble on January 30[26]. After Batista's push began, Orton was marginalized. He began an onscreen relationship with Stacy Keibler and briefly feuded with Christian. After "Superstar" Billy Graham advised Orton to "go where no wrestler has gone before"[27], Orton challenged veteran SmackDown! wrestler The Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania 21, making the ambitious claim that he would defeat The Undertaker, thus ending Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak[28]. Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 2005, featuring RAW and SmackDown! superstars dressed in a West Side Story parody. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make the wrestler win more matches and become more popular with the fans. ... Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler (born October 14, 1979) is an American actress, former professional wrestler and manager for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Eldridge Wayne Coleman, (Born September 10, 1943), better known by his ring name Superstar Billy Graham, is a retired American professional wrestler. ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... WrestleMania 21 was the twenty-first annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


This feud saw Orton hitting the RKO on Jake Roberts, who had warned him about facing The Undertaker[29]. Only two weeks before WrestleMania, Orton cemented his heel status by knocking Stacy Keibler out with the RKO; ending their on-screen angle. He went on to slap The Undertaker and assault him following a distraction by his father, Cowboy Bob Orton. Despite interference from his father, Orton was defeated by The Undertaker at WrestleMania 21. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In storyline terms, a match with Batista on the night following WrestleMania aggravated Orton's shoulder problems stemming from the previous night (in actuality he was sidelined for several months while recuperating from his third genuine shoulder injury). While injured, Orton appeared on the May 16, 2005, episode of RAW, declaring his intention to gain revenge on Batista by defeating him for the World Heavyweight Championship. Orton claimed that he could not be drafted to SmackDown! as a result of his injury, but was informed by Vince McMahon that he was in fact an eligible candidate for the draft. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (137th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Orton returned to WWE television on the June 16, 2005 episode of SmackDown!, attacking The Undertaker and announcing that he was the second SmackDown! pick in the 2005 draft lottery. He made his in-ring return on August 11, 2005, fighting Kamala to a draw. Orton went on to defeat The Undertaker at SummerSlam following a distraction from his father, the returning Cowboy Bob Orton, who was disguised as a fan. After SummerSlam, an overconfident Orton announced on the first episode of Friday Night SmackDown! that he was opening a retirement fund for The Undertaker. However, The Undertaker made his return by setting the over sized check ablaze with a mysterious bolt of lightning. Orton began to become a full heel as fans started to dislike him as Bob Orton, Jr. began to help him win more matches, as it looked as if Orton were to lose matches against opponents like Hardcore Holly and Rey Mysterio. June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Jim Harris (born May 28, 1950) is an American professional wrestler. ... Rey Mysterio battling Eddie Guerrero SummerSlam 2005 was the eighteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment. ... Example of a Canadian cheque. ... This article needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Robert William Howard aka Bob Hardcore Holly is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


After losing to The Undertaker on an episode of SmackDown!, Orton and The Undertaker began taunting each other using caskets. This led to Orton and his father facing The Undertaker in a handicap casket match at No Mercy 2005. The Ortons defeated The Undertaker after Bob Orton blinded The Undertaker with foam from a fire extinguisher, enabling his son to strike him with a chair. After sealing The Undertaker in the casket, Orton set the casket on fire and struck it with an axe. A coffin (in North American English, also known as a casket) is a funerary box used in the display and containment of deceased remains -- either for burial or after cremation. ... Casket Match is a type of match in professional wrestling closely linked to the gimmick of The Undertaker. ... WWE No Mercy is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event. ... Sea foam on the beach. ... Fire extinguisher A fire extinguisher is a device used to put out a fire, often in an emergency situation. ... Axe For other uses, see Axe (disambiguation). ...


At Survivor Series, Orton took Eddie Guerrero's place on "Team SmackDown!". Orton became the sole survivor of his team for a third time, pinning HBK to win the match for "Team SmackDown!". As Orton celebrated following the match, The Undertaker made his return, chasing Orton from the ring and indiscriminately attacking several other members of the SmackDown! roster.


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". The Undertaker retorted by playing mind games with Orton over the next several weeks, leading to a Hell in a Cell match between the two being scheduled for Armageddon 2005. On December 16, 2005 Orton lured The Undertaker to the ring by declaring his "retirement". When The Undertaker entered the ring, one of the druids who typically accompanied him to the ring remained at ringside. The Undertaker was distracted as a result, enabling Orton to attack him and deliver an RKO. The "druid" then revealed himself to be Bob Orton, and gave Orton The Undertaker's signature urn to strike him with. At Armageddon 2005, The Undertaker defeated Orton in a Hell in a Cell match after delivering the Tombstone Piledriver to both Orton and his father, finally ending their nine-month-long feud. November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Trunk may be: Look up trunk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Bomb from the Viejitos Car Club Orange County A lowrider is a car or truck which has had its suspension system modified (sometimes with hydraulic suspension) so that it rides as low to the ground as possible. ... A Hell in a Cell match. ... Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Two druids, from an 1845 publication, based on a bas-relief found at Autun, France. ... Maya funerary urn For the computing term, see Uniform Resource Name. ...


2006

Rated R.K.O.

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. As Booker T had won three of the matches already fought, Orton only needed to beat Benoit once to win the series for Booker. Orton lost to Benoit following botched interference from Booker T's wife Sharmell. He faced Benoit the following week, but lost once again after Orlando Jordan interfered on Benoit's behalf. On the January 13, 2006, episode of SmackDown!, Orton defeated Benoit, thus winning the United States Championship for Booker T and finishing the series four-three. The following week saw him face Orlando Jordan in a match because Orlando had interfered with Booker and Sharmell's celebration by attacking him in the middle of the ring. Orton won the match by a distraction from Booker and Sharmell which allowed him to hit the RKO for the win. The following week, Orton lost to Benoit in a no holds barred match. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Booker Robert Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ... WWE United States Championship belt The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Orton took part in the 2006 Royal Rumble match on January 29, 2006. Despite entering at number thirty, Orton was eliminated by the second entrant, Rey Mysterio. On the following SmackDown!, Orton challenged Mysterio to put his title shot on the line at No Way Out 2006, with Mysterio accepting his challenge. In the weeks preceding No Way Out, Orton made several controversial remarks about Eddie Guerrero. 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. Orton protested the decision but was told by Long to accept it or lose his own shot at the title. On April 2, 2006, at WrestleMania 22, Angle lost his title after Orton was pinned by Mysterio. Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 2006, featuring (left to right) Shane, Vince, Linda and Stephanie McMahon. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... No Way Out is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, who is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where he is the reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ...


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".[30] 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 claimed 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.[31] April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A dried flowered bud of the Cannabis sativa plant. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ...


Orton 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 One Night Stand. Four days before the show, at WWE vs. ECW Head to Head, Orton announced that his contract with SmackDown! had expired, and that he was once again a member of the RAW roster. Orton went on to lose to Angle at One Night Stand, but would win in a rematch at Vengeance. June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... One Night Stand is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Vengeance is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Throughout July 2006, Orton would involve himself in 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 which would see Hogan victorious. Terrence Terry Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... This article is about flirtation. ... Brooke Ellen Bollea (born May 5[1] 1988) better known by her stage name, Brooke Hogan, is a singer and reality television star. ... SummerSlam 2006 was the nineteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


After the suspension had been lifted in October, Orton joined with Edge to feud with DX (Shawn Michaels and Triple H), dubbing themselves Rated-RKO. Rated-RKO would go on the become the first team to defeat DX in a match since their reformation before going on to win the World Tag Team Championships from Ric Flair and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... D-Generation X (a. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Rated-RKO is a heel professional wrestling tag team currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment where they are the current World Tag Team Champions. ... The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Roderick George Toombs (born on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), best known by his stage name of Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler of Scottish descent. ...


2007

Randy Orton performing his signature pose at Backlash

In 2007, Rated-RKO continued their feud with DX while attacking Ric Flair (a friend of DX), using the attacks on Flair as emotional leverage to enrage DX. This resulted in a match at New Years Revolution on January 7 where Rated-RKO's World Tag Team titles were on the line. The match was declared a No-Contest, and Triple H suffered a legit right quadriceps injury during the match. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... New Years Revolution is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


With Triple H out of action, Rated-RKO continued to feud with remaining DX member Shawn Michaels. On January 29, 2007, Rated-RKO lost the World Tag Team Championships to Shawn Michaels and WWE Champion John Cena. Seeds of a split between Rated-RKO began forming over the next several months while they were feuding with Michaels and Cena. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ...


On April 24th 2007, WWE.com announced that they were taking action against Randy Orton for unprofessional conduct. They did not acknowledge the exact nature of the "unprofessional conduct." [32] Orton competed at Backlash for the WWE title but lost when Shawn Michaels superkicked John Cena and Cena landed on Orton for the inadvertant pin. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves
Randy Orton hitting the RKO on Shawn Michaels
  • Managers
  • Nicknames
  • "The Legend Killer"

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Championships and accomplishments

Orton as the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history

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Personal life

Orton graduated from Hazlewood Central Highschool in 1998, found in the Hazlewood School district of Missouri. Before becoming a wrestler, Orton enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. Orton was dishonorably discharged about a year later after going AWOL on two separate occasions, and disobeying an order from a commanding officer. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Private First Class Orton was tried and convicted under a special court-martial, and was put into a military prison for thirty eight days. As this was before a change of law in 2002, Orton did not become a felon as a result. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... AWOL (pronounced a-wall) is an acronym for the United States and other armed forces expression Absent WithOut Leave or Absence Without Official Leave. The United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy use the term Unauthorized Absence (UA) instead. ... The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is the foundation of military law in the United States. ... US Military In the U.S. Army, Private First Class is the third lowest enlisted rank, just above Private and below Corporal or Specialist. ... A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a military court that determines punishments for members of the military subject to military law. ... Military Prison is where the level military operates some type of military prison system. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ...


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! (she was later released). Loewen (who has called Orton "an animal") claimed that he vandalized her possessions and subjected her to harrassment.[33] However, it should be noted that Orton's friend Mark Jindrak refuted several of Loewen's accusations in an interview with Voice of Wrestling, and claimed that Orton had apologized to Loewen at the time of the 2005 Royal Rumble, and that fellow Diva Search contestant (and eventual winner) Christy Hemme denied what she knew of the allegations in an interview with The Sun.[34] Amy Marie Weber is an American actress, model and former WWE Diva performing on its Smackdown brand. ... Rochelle Loewen (born October 26, 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian model best known for her work with Playboy and World Wrestling Entertainment as a Diva on SmackDown!. Loewen originally showed up on WWEs RAW brand as a model who tried to get a job through RAW... Mark Jindrak (born June 26, 1977 in Auburn, New York) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... The 2005 Royal Rumble, held on January 30, 2005, was the eighteenth edition of the annual World Wrestling Entertainment Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. ... Christina Lee (Christy) Hemme (born October 28, 1980) is an American actress, model and professional wrestler. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ...


Orton suffers from hypermobile shoulders.[35] This has contributed to several shoulder injuries. Hypermobility (also called double-jointedness, hypermobility syndrome or hyperlaxity) describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. ...


In November 2005, Orton announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Samantha Speno.[36]. They are due to marry this fall.[37]


Orton has got a tattoo of his fiancé's name 'Samantha' on his right arm. He also has designed signature tattoos on his wrists, upper biceps and on his upper back finishing his shoulders.[38]


Orton who is the oldest, has two siblings: His sister Becky and his brother Nathan.


Orton's three favorite matches are: Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart - WrestleMania XII - Iron Man Match, Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon - WrestleMania X - Ladder Match and Randy Orton vs Mick Foley - Backlash - Hardcore Rules Match. [39]


On March 19, 2007, Sports Illustrated posted on its website an article in its continuing series investigating a steroid and HGH ring used by a number of professional athletes in several sports. That article mentioned several current and former WWE wrestlers, including Orton who was alleged to have obtained clomiphene citrate and the steroids stanozolol, nandrolone, anastrozole, oxandrolone, and testosterone.[40] WWE has since made a statement on this situation, mentioning that the allegations preceded the Talent Wellness program WWE launched in February 2006.[41] March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. ... Categories: Stub | Selective estrogen receptor modulators ... Steroid skeleton of lanosterol. ... Stanozolol, sold under the name Winstrol, was developed by Winthrop Laboratories in 1962. ... Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid occurring naturally in the human body, albeit in small quantities. ... Anastrozole (Arimidex) is a drug used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women. ... Oxandrolone (Oxandrin) is an anabolic steroid created by Searle Laboratories under the trademark Anavar, and introduced into the US in 1964. ... Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. ...


References

  1. ^ Name search engine
  2. ^ RAW - SmackDown - 25th April 2002 Results
  3. ^ SmackDown - 30th May 2002 Results
  4. ^ RAW - 23rd September 2002 Results
  5. ^ RAW - 20th January 2003 Results
  6. ^ RAW - 26th May 2003 Results
  7. ^ RAW - 26th April 2004 Results
  8. ^ SummerSlam 2003 Results
  9. ^ Unforgiven 2003 Results
  10. ^ Armageddon 2003 Results
  11. ^ RAW - 15th December 2003 Results
  12. ^ WrestleMania XX Results
  13. ^ Backlash 2004 Results
  14. ^ Vengeance 2004 Results
  15. ^ RAW - 26th July 2004 Results
  16. ^ SummerSlam 2004 Results
  17. ^ RAW - 16th August 2004 Results
  18. ^ RAW - 23rd August 2004 Results
  19. ^ Unforgiven 2004 Results
  20. ^ RAW - 13th September 2004 Results
  21. ^ RAW - 25th October 2004 Results
  22. ^ Survivor Series 2004 Results
  23. ^ RAW - 13th December 2004 Results
  24. ^ New Year's Revolution 2005 Results
  25. ^ RAW - 10th January 2005 Results
  26. ^ Royal Rumble 2005 Results
  27. ^ RAW - 28th February 2005 Results
  28. ^ RAW - 7th March 2005 Results
  29. ^ RAW - 14th March 2005 Results
  30. ^ Brown, Timothy "Randy Orton Speaks Out On His Suspension"
  31. ^ Randy Orton Reveals The Reason Behind Suspension
  32. ^ Randy Orton Update
  33. ^ WWE Diva Rochelle Loewen talks about hazing from Randy Orton, claims he hated her
  34. ^ Rothstein, Simon."Hemme is Christy clear", The Sun.
  35. ^ An interview with Randy Orton, conducted by Silvervision
  36. ^ Randy Orton Interview
  37. ^ St louis Post article
  38. ^ Randy Orton Picture
  39. ^ Randy Orton's three favorite matches
  40. ^ Wrestlers allegedly tied to drug ring. Retrieved on March 22, 2007.
  41. ^ A Statement From World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on March 22, 2007.

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Orton went on to defeat Rob Van Dam for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Armageddon 2003 on December 14.
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.
Orton was dishonorably discharged about a year later after going AWOL on two separate occasions, and disobeying an order from a commanding officer.
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Randy Orton may be one of the cockiest Superstars on the SmackDown roster, but he’s just as determined and effective inside the ring.
Orton was put on the shelf with a shoulder injury suffered during his match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania — only for the injury to be severely aggravated during a match the following night on RAW with Batista for the World Championship.
The Ortons followed that up by holding a mock-funeral for Undertaker’s career, but the Phenom turned the tables and got in the Ortons’ heads this time as he sat up inside the casket that was in the ring and cleaned house.
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