Date of Birth1 April 1980, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameRandall Keith Orton
NicknameThe Legend Killer
The Man of Destiny
Height6' 5" (1.96 m)
|Samantha Speno||(21 September 2007 - present) 1 child|
Trade MarkFull Nelson Slam
Finishing move: RKO (Jumping Cutter)
Finishing move: Super RKO (Running Elevated Cutter)
Finishing move: O-Zone (Overdrive)
Trademark move: Elevated DDT
Trademark move: European Uppercut
Trademark move: Gutwrench Elevated Neckbreaker
Trademark move: Frog Splash style Flying Crossbody
Trademark move: Knee Drop
Trademark move: Standing Dropkick
Trademark move: Stretch Backbreaker
Trademark move (in OVW): Wheelbarrow German Suplex
Trademark move: Wrenching Rear Chinlock
TriviaSon of legendary wrestler Cowboy Bob Orton
Nephew of wrestler/musician turned actor Barrymore Barlow, aka 'Barry O'.
2001 PWI Wrestling Rookie of the Year.
Only father and son to both be named Rookies of the Year.
Grandson of Bob Orton Sr..
He was in the Marines.
Aunt Rhonda Orton, accompanied close friend André the Giant during filming of The Princess Bride (1987) at Lee International Studios, Shepperton, UK. There she became acquainted with Wallace Shawn. As fate would have it, a decade later in 1997, Rhonda, a gaming industry professional in Las Vegas, was hired to coach Shawn as a blackjack dealer for _Vegas Vacation_ (1997).
Both he and fellow Evolution member Dave Bautista (aka "Batista") began their wrestling careers in Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Defeated Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Member of "Evolution", the most powerful stable in the WWE, along with 'Ric Flair', Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") and Dave Bautista (aka "Batista").
He is the eldest of 3 children. Younger brother and sister, Nathan and Becky Orton.
Finishing move is the RKO (derived from his name, Randal Keith Orton). The RKO is a modified version of the "Ace Crusher" or "Diamond Cutter" move.
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri. At age 20 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky. When he got out of OVW, he moved back to St. Louis and still lives there.
Is the second youngest WWE Intercontinental Champion. Jeff Hardy is the youngest, at 23, only a few months younger than Orton.
Held Intercontinental Championship for 7 months. The longest reign since the Rock held the title for 8 months in 1997.
On March 1, 2003, at a WWE live event, Orton and Dave Bautista (aka "Batista") teamed up to face the Dudley Boyz. This was famous for being a match that nearly no one walked away from unhurt. Batista tore his bicep, Orton broke his leg and Mark LoMonaco (aka "Bubba Ray Dudley") injured his back.
Defeated Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) in a No Holds Barred match at Backlash 2004 in April, thus making him a bona fide "Legend Killer".
Became the youngest World Champion in wrestling history winning the WWE Raw Title at the age of 24.
No longer a member of the group Evolution. The group turned on him the night after he won the world title from Chris Benoit.
On August 15th 2004, He became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history after defeating Chris Benoit at _Summerslam (2004) (V)_
In reality, he is actually best friends with wrestlers John Cena and John Hennigan.
Had shoulder surgery on October 11, 2002.
When he was in SmackDown, he used to travel with Brock Lesnar and 'John Cena'. He travels with Dave Bautista (aka "Batista").
Every Tuesday, he goes to his parents house to have dinner with his family and so his father can talk about his matches on RAW the previous night.
In school, he was a straight A student.
WWE RAW Theme Song: "Burn In My Light", Mercy Drive.
On April 2, 2005 (the night before Wrestlemania 21), he had the honor of inducting his father, the legendary Bob Orton (aka "Cowboy Bob Orton"), into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Is the third third-generation wrestler in WWE history. The first two are Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock") and Chavo Guerrero Sr..
Is the youngest world champion in WWE History, winning the title at 24. However, the youngest World Champion in the history of professional wrestling is Lou Thesz, who won the NWA World Championship at 21.
On Sunday, April 3, 2005 at WrestleMania XXI, he challenged Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker"), looking forward to ending his 12-0 winning streak. During the match Orton injured his shoulder, which caused him to lose his match, making The Undertaker 13-0 at WrestleMania.
Due to his bicep muscle being torn off of his shoulder, he is expected to be out of action for about 4-5 months.
Right after WrestleMania XXI, he went into immediate surgery to repair his shoulder. This is his second shoulder surgery.
The day after WrestleMania XXI at Monday Night RAW on April 4, 2005, he challenged the new World Heavyweight Champion, Dave Bautista (aka "Batista") for a title shot. During the match he further injured his shoulder and his bicep muscle was torn.
Engaged to long time girlfriend, Samantha
Has been suspended for 60 days by WWE for his unprofessional conduct
His brother, Nathan, also wants to be a professional wrestler.
Is a huge fan of monster truck rallies
Is in reality good friends with Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker").
Leading to their Wrestlemania 21 match, Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker") suggested Randy being the man to end his streak, but Randy refused out of respect for The Undertaker's legacy.
November 13, 2006 - Won his first World Tag Team championship with Edge. They won as part of a new heel tag team: Rated RKO.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Was awarded the WWE Championship on an Edition of "WWF Monday Night RAW" (1993) after Vince McMahon had stripped John Cena of the title due to injury. Orton is, as of November 5th 2007, the reigning WWE Champion and is set to face Shawn Michaels at Survivor Series.
Despite the fact that his on-screen character takes great pride in knowing he injured John Cena. In real life he was the first man to visit Cena after his surgery and he felt really guilty.
Despite it being very popular, Orton dislikes his entrance music "Burn In My Light" by Mercy Drive. He had switched to the song "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage (which was eventually given to 'CM Punk') for one week before reverting back to "Burn In My Light" at the request of fans, who cited an incompatibility between the metal song and Orton. He has since started using the theme "Voices" by Rev Theory and still uses it as of this writing.
His daughter, Alanna Marie Orton, was born on July 12, 2008 at 9:24 PM. At birth, she was 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and 22.5 inches long.
After the disbandment of "Evolution", created stable "The Legacy" with himself as leader.
Many fans and critics alike are of the opinion that "The Age of Orton" ended in 2008, when Manu, Ted DiBiase Jr. and Rhodes teamed up under Orton.
Personal QuotesTake a look people, take a good look at greatness!
[To Sheamus, about the WWE Championship] I would RKO my own Grandmother to keep hold of this championship, Then I would RKO your Grandmother just to see the look on her face
Where Are They Now(June 2003) Currently a member of the stable Evolution in the WWE with Triple H, and Ric Flair.
(December 2003) Current WWE Intercontinental Champion and is set to defend the title against former champion, Rob Van Dam at January 2004's "Royal Rumble".
(December 2003) WWE Intercontinental Champion.
(July 2004) Lost intercontinental championship to Edge at Vengeance. This ended a 7 month reign as Intercontinental Champion
(July 2004) After winning a 20 man over-the-top-rope battle royal on RAW, he will face Chris Benoit for the World Title at Summerslam 2004.
(August 2004) Defeated Chris Benoit at Summerslam to win the WWE Heavyweight Title
(August 2004) Defeated Raw World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit at Summerslam 2004 to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
(August 2004) After defeating Chris Benoit for the second night in a row on RAW (the night after Summerslam), the rest of Evolution (Triple H, Ric Flair & Batista) turn their backs on Randy and attack him. Which probably means that Randy will become a face (good guy).
(August 2004) Defeated Chris Benoit with the RKO at Summerslam 2004 to become the youngest WWE World Champion at the age of 24.
(September 2004) Is set to face his former Evolution leader, Triple H at WWE Unforgiven for the World Title.
(September 2004) Will face Triple H for the Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven after being beaten out of Evolution.
(September 2004) Lost the World Title to Triple H at WWE Unforgiven when Triple H hit Orton with a Pedigree onto a steel chair after Evolution interfered.
(October 2004) Set to face legendary wrestler Ric Flair at Raw's Taboo Tuesday Pay Per View event.
(October 2004) Defeated Ric Flair at WWE Taboo Tuesday in a steel cage match after he hit Flair with the RKO.
(November 2004) His team (consisting of himself, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, and Maven) defeated the team of Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky and Edge in a classic elimination tag team match at WWE Survivor Series. As a result, each member of his team will get to be the general manager of RAW for one week for the next month.
(November 2004) Following loss to Ric Flair on Raw, Randy is inelligable to challenge for the World title, as long as it is held by Triple H. However, Orton will lead a four man team including Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit and Maven at Survivor Series against Triple H, Batista, Edge and Gene Snitzky.
(November 2004) Won his Survivor Series matchup against Triple H's team, which means he will have "control" of Raw for one week during December.
(December 2004) During his week in charge of Raw he put Triple H in a WWE Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match against Edge and Chris Benoit. Thanks to his Interference witha steel Chair, Triple H lost and Randy can now challenge for the title again.
(January 2005) Took part in the 6 man Elimination chamber match for the vacated WWE Heavyweight Championship. He lost to Triple H after Batista (already Eliminated) interfered, thus allowing Triple H to regain the title.
(January 2005) Will face Triple H at the WWE Royal Rumble on Jan 30th for the Heavyweight Championship after winning a number 1 contender's match against Batista on Jan 10th.
(January 2005) With girlfriend Stacy Keibler.Getting ready for his match at the royal rumble.
(March 2005) On the March 7, 2005 edition of RAW, he issued a challenge to the Undertaker for a match at Wrestlemania 21.
(April 2005) Will face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 21!
(April 2005) He injured his shoulder and will be out of action for 4-5 months.
(June 2005) Has now been drafted to Smackdown! to feud with The Undertaker, Batista and Chris Benoit.
(August 2005) Will face the Undertaker at SummerSlam 2005
(August 2005) Defeated the Undertaker at SummerSlam with the help of his father.
(December 2005) After the Undertaker was playing various mind games on him he is set to face Undertaker at Armageddon 2005.
(November 2005) The Undertaker returned out of a burning casket after the "Survivor Series" Match ,Chokeslamming everyone in the ring.Orton was shocked
(October 2005) Buried the "Undertaker" in a Handicap 2 on 1 Casket Match with the help of his father "Cowboy" Bob Orton and then Set the casket on fire at No Mercy 2005 Orton thought he truly was the " legend killer" for now.......
(January 2006) Will compete in the 2006 edition of the Royal Rumble
(February 2006) Will face Rey Mysterio at No Way Out for a title shot at Wrestlemania 22.
(March 2006) Will be a Handicap Match on Saturday Night Main Event on March 18. He will teaming up with 'Rey Mysterio' and World Heavweight Champion 'Kurt Angle' against WWE Champion 'John Cena' and 'Triple H'.
(April 2006) His ankle was broken by Kurt Angle in the first match of the King Of The Ring tournament.
(April 2006) Lost in the world heavyweight championship at Wrestlemania 22 to Rey Mysterio.
(June 2006) Contract with SmackDown! has expired. Has signed a contract with Raw.
(November 2006) On the November 13th edition of Monday Night Raw in Manchester, England, helped to defeat Ric Flair & 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper along with tag partner, Edge to gain World Tag Team Championships
(November 2006) Will co-captain Team Rated-RKO at Survivor Series along with Edge against Team DX
(April 2007) Will face Shawn Michaels on RAW in a #1 Contendors match for John Cena's WWE Title Belt.
(April 2007) Will face WWE Champion John Cena, Shawn Michaels and Edge in a Fatal 4 Way Match for the WWE Championship at Backlash.
(August 2007) Going to face John Cena at Summerslam for the WWE Championship
(June 2008) Was injured on a episode of Raw. Will be out for about 2 months
(August 2008) Was in a motorcycle accident near home. Re-injured collarbone and will be out for 3 months.
(January 2009) Won Royal Rumble after entering at no. 8.