Ranking Randy Orton’s 10 greatest WrestleMania matches
The Legend Killer turned into The Viper, and along the way, he had some great WrestleMania matches.
Randy Orton is one of the most successful WWE Superstars of all time, and yet, he’s not often included among the greats in the discussion of being ‘the best’. Still, he’s had an exceptionally impressive career and it’s only going to get better as time goes on, as he prepares for another appearance on the grandest stage of them all in New Orleans.
While it seems as if he’ll be squaring off against Bobby Roode we’d rather look back on years gone by, as Orton has had some tremendous matches at Mania since debuting at the show of shows back in 2004.
Of course, he’s also had some stinkers, and for that reason, the matches against Bray Wyatt at 33, Triple H at 25 and the Money in the Bank match at 23 didn’t make the cut. The latter was actually quite good, but Orton was just one of many bodies in the match.
With that being said, here’s our ranking of Randy Orton’s 10 greatest WrestleMania matches.
#10 The Shield – WrestleMania 29
The Shield simply had to be on the card in New Jersey after rising up through the ranks since debuting in November 2012. The trio ran through everyone who was put in their path, with their biggest challenge coming at WrestleMania 29 when they faced the team of Big Show, Sheamus, and of course, Randy Orton.
The match itself wasn’t much to shout about, and things kind of got even worse afterwards with Show turning heel just over a month after turning face again. It was a match that didn’t really showcase what Orton can do, and he wound up turning heel just a few months later anyway, so why didn’t they pull the trigger on it here instead?