First-ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion; WWE Champion; World Heavyweight Champion; Intercontinental Champion; United States Champion; Raw Tag Team Champion, SmackDown Tag Team Champion; World Tag Team Champion; 2009 and 2017 Royal Rumble Match winner; 2013 Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner
Randy Orton: Bio
Randy Orton was born a WWE Superstar.
From the moment he was hatched, The Viper walked among the ring’s most revered figures, even calling one of them “dad.” His father is WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton, his uncle Barry “Barry O” Orton and his grandfather, the late “The Big O,” Bob Orton Sr., all among the most fierce and rugged grapplers of their generations.
Just over two years into his arrival in WWE, Randy Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history under the tutelage of Triple H and Ric Flair in Evolution, and he never looked back. In the years since, he has become The Legend Killer, The Viper and WWE’s Apex Predator and backed up those monikers with a resumé consisting of two Royal Rumble Match victories and 14 WWE World Heavyweight Title wins.
While he’s a man of many nicknames, Randy Orton is also a man of very few allegiances. Friend and foe alike have felt the sting of the three most dangerous letters in sports-entertainment with his signature move, the RKO, and his list of victims continues to grow year after year.
Recently The Viper has found an admirer and partner in Riddle, forming the popular tag team RK-Bro. As RK-Bro, Riddle and Orton struck gold, capturing the Raw Tag Team Championship.
In May of 2022, Orton was savagely put on the shelf by The Usos. After a year and a half of being out of action, Orton returned to a thunderous ovation at Survivor Series: WarGames, where he helped his team win inside WarGames. The following Raw, The Viper announced his intention to gain retribution on The Bloodline. After being invited to the blue brand by Nick Aldis, The Viper and LA Knight brawled with Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso before officially signing to be a SmackDown Superstar,
The scariest part of it all? Orton strikes where he wants, when he wants, and almost always completely out of nowhere.