Randal Keith Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor signed with WWE. He is a 14th World Champion and a Grand Slam Champion. Orton is regarded as one of the best wrestlers of the generation. He is one-half of RK-Bro alongside Riddle.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years and Evolution (2001-2004)
In 2001, Orton signed with WWF and began working for OVW. By 2002, he made his main roster debut on SmackDown. Later, he joined Triple H, Batista, and Ric Flair to form Evolution. The stable spent a year terrorizing superstars on RAW and feuding with Goldberg. At Armageddon, he won the Intercontinental Championship from RVD.
In 2004, he began feuding with Chris Benoit after Triple H lost the World Heavyweight Championship. At SummerSlam, he defeated Benoit to become the youngest World Heavyweight Champion. However, he was turned face when he was kicked out of the stable and lost the title.
Undertaker and Rated RKO (2005-2007)
After failing to regain the title from Triple H at Royal Rumble, Orton moved to SmackDown, where he began feuding with The Undertaker. At WrestleMania XXI, Orton lost to Taker. At SummerSlam, Orton defeated Taker. At Armageddon, Taker defeated Orton in a Hell in a Cell match to end their feud.
In 2006, Orton began feuding with Rey Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Championship and lost. After a short feud with Kurt Angle, Orton was suspended. Upon his return, Orton teamed up with Edge to form Rated RKO and feuded with DX. The team won the World Tag Team Championship.
In 2007, the team entered the Money in the Bank ladder match and lost. After Mania, Rated RKO was disbanded, and Orton began feuding with John Cena. After numerous failed attempts, Orton became the WWE Champion when Cena vacated the title due to an injury.
World Championships and The Legacy (2008-2012)
In 2008, Orton defended his title against Jeff Hardy at Royal Rumble and won. After Cena's return, Orton began feuding with him. At WrestleMania XXIV, Orton defeated John Cena and Triple H. After Mania, he lost the title and got injured. By the end of the year, Orton returned and formed The Legacy.
In 2009, Orton won the Royal Rumble match and began feuding with Triple H and The McMahons. At WrestleMania XXV, Triple H defeated Randy Orton for the title. A month later, Orton won the title with the help of Legacy. At Extreme Rules, Orton lost the title to Batista. However, Batista vacated the title due to an injury.
In the same year, Orton won the WWE Championship on three occasions. After losing his feud with Cena, Orton had some dissension in his stable. In 2010, the stable imploded when Cody Rhodes attacked Randy Orton. At WrestleMania XXVI, Orton defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a triple threat match.
After Mania, Orton began feuding with Sheamus, where he won the WWE Championship. Over the year, Orton feuded with The Nexus and won. In November, Orton lost the title after The Miz cashed in. In 2011, Orton continued his feud with The Nexus. At WrestleMania XXVII, Orton defeated CM Punk.
After Mania, they drafted Orton to SmackDown, where he feuded with Christian over the summer and won the World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions. After feuding with Wade Barrett, Orton began feuding with Kane. At WrestleMania XXVIII, Kane defeated Randy Orton. In 2012, Orton spent the year feuding with Dolph Ziggler and The Shield.
The Authority (2013-2015)
In 2013, Orton entered the Royal Rumble and lost. At WrestleMania XXIX, Orton, Big Show and Sheamus lost to The Shield. After Mania, Kane, Orton and Bryan gave The Shield their first loss. At Money in the Bank, Orton won the Money in the Bank ladder match.
At SummerSlam, Orton cashed in on Daniel Bryan and won the WWE Championship. Orton became a part of The Authority and feuded with Bryan for months. At TLC, Orton defeated Cena to unify both the world titles. At WrestleMania XXX, Orton lost the title to Daniel Bryan.
After Mania, Orton joined Evolution and feuded with The Shield. After Payback, Orton began feuding with Roman Reigns. At SummerSlam, Reigns defeated Orton. In October, Orton began disputing with Seth Rollins.
Soon, Orton was taken out by the stable. In 2015, Orton returned and feuded with Seth Rollins. At WrestleMania 31, Orton defeated Seth Rollins. The rivalry went on for months, and Orton feuded with Sheamus before getting injured.
Return, Wyatt Family and United States Championship (2016-2018)
In 2016, Orton returned and began feuding with Brock Lesnar. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar defeated Randy Orton. After the draft, Orton went to SmackDown and began feuding with Bray Wyatt. By the end of the year, Orton joined the stable and won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
In 2017, Orton won the Royal Rumble match for the second time. Later, he left the stable and began feuding with Wyatt. At WrestleMania 33, Orton defeated Wyatt and won the WWE Championship. At Backlash, Orton lost the title to Jinder Mahal. Orton spent the rest of the year feuding with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
In 20818, Orton challenged Bobby Roode for the United States Championship. At Fastlane, Orton won the title from Roode. At WrestleMania 34, Orton lost the title to Jinder Mahal. After Mania, Orton turned heel and began feuding with Jeff Hardy and defeated Hardy in a Hell in a Cell match. By the end of the year, Orton feuded with Rey Mysterio and won.
Various Feuds and RK-BRO (2019-Present)
In 2019, Orton began feuding with AJ Styles. At WrestleMania 35, Styles defeated Randy Orton. At Super Show Down, Orton defeated Triple H. After Mania, Orton reignited his old feud with Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship. During the feud, Orton teamed up with The Revival but lost. By the end of the year, Orton turned face.
In 2020, Orton attacked Edge and turned heel. At WrestleMania 36, Edge defeated Orton in a last-man standing match. At Backlash, Orton defeated Edge. Over the summer, Orton feuded with Drew McIntyre. At Hell in a Cell, Orton won his 14th WWE Championship. Three weeks later, he lost the title.
At TLC, Orton defeated The Fiend in a Firefly Inferno match. In 2021, The Fiend returned and feuded with Orton. At WrestleMania 37, Randy Orton defeated The Fiend. After Mania, Orton and Riddle began teaming up and formed RK-BRO. At SummerSlam, they defeated AJ Styles and Omos to win the RAW Tag Team Championships.
In 2022, they began feuding with The Alpha Academy. In January, they lost the titles to The Alpha Academy. By March, they regained the titles from The Academy. At WrestleMania 38, RK-BRO defeated The Street Profits and The Alpha Academy. They began feuding with The Usos and Roman Reigns which led to a title unification match which RK-Bro lost.
|2011||That's What I Am||Ed Freel|
|2013||12 Rounds 2: Reloaded||Nick Malloy|
|2015||The Condemned 2||Will Tanner|
|2019||Long Shot||Christopher Brooks|
|2022||Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank||Teddy|
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championships||Number of Times|
|OVW Hardcore Championship||2|
|World Heavyweight Championship||4|
|WWE Intercontinental Championship||1|
|WWE United States Championship||1|
|World Tag Team Championship||1|
|WWE Raw Tag Team Championship||2|
|WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship||1|
|Money in the Bank||1|