Randy Orton has given WWE fans an insight into his future plans – and made a bold claim about Roman Reigns in the process.
‘The Viper’ is one of the most successful and renowned Superstars in the company’s history. He is a 20-time champion in WWE and has electrified fans for 20 years.
On the most recent edition of Raw, Orton officially celebrated his 20-year WWE anniversary. He won 14 major titles during that time, formed part of the Evolution stable, and cemented his future place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Later in the night, Orton was involved in an eight-man tag team match. He teamed up with Riddle, Rhodes and Ezekiel to take on Rollins, Kevin Owens and The Usos in a winning effort. Fittingly, ‘The Viper’ sealed the win with his trademark RKO finisher.
Randy Orton brings up special WWE anniversary
To mark 20 years with the company, WWE have released a special video celebrating Orton’s many milestones in professional wrestling.
Fans have often asked how long the 42-year-old plans to remain an active wrestler. Speaking to The Ringer Wrestling Show in January, Orton indicated that he wants to carry on until he hits the age of 50. That would take him until 2030.
Throughout his time in WWE, Orton has generally not explored other ventures. He has starred in several hit films, but hasn’t gone down the Hollywood route trodden by the likes of The Rock and John Cena. Coincidentally, Cena is also celebrating his 20-year anniversary in 2022, having made his official televised debut in 2002.
Orton has admitted that he has no plans to go anywhere but WWE – and even made a bold claim about current Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns in the process.
He explained (quotes via WrestlingInc): “A lot of people ask me what my legacy will be.
“If you are talking WWE more specifically, my legacy would be [that I was] the next guy, after The Undertaker, to never go anywhere else, and had more matches, more titles, and accolades than anyone else.
“I don’t care if Roman Reigns… I’m sure he’s got Dwayne Johnson’s agent number on speed dial. Roman will be in Hollywood, I’ll still be here.
“I’m in my prime, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve got a long way to go. My legacy will be that I did it longer than anyone else.”
Randy Orton’s career has had many exciting twists and turns – and it looks like there are plenty more to come.
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