Summerslam 2004Randy Orton has, for the longest time, been second in line to the throne. His time may have come and gone and come again, but the fact of the matter is that despite being a huge draw he’s still in the shadow of John Cena. But The Viper has definitely created a legacy over the years- something that has made him a great heel but an even better anti- hero.His ‘RKO Outta Nowhere’ is WWE’s very own pop culture phenomenon. And Summerslam has been quite instrumental in his career.As the biggest party of the summer arrives, here are the top 5 most memorable moments brought to us by Randy Orton:
#5 Legend Vs Legend Killer (2006)
Orton did not, I repeat, did not win the match. But this match happened at a stage where Orton had already perfected the ‘Legend Killer’ gimmick. It remains, till date, the best gimmick he’s ever played.
The feud began when Orton began seemingly flirting with Brooke Hogan, Hulk Hogan’s daughter, and then on the same episode of Raw attacked Hogan. He actually RKO’d Hogan on the back of his own car.
Despite the fact that Orton lost his match at Summerslam, a match against Hogan was instrumental in getting more attention to Orton.