4 reasons why Randy Orton should win the 2024 WWE King of the Ring tournament

King and Queen of the Ring is set to take place at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The 2024 King and Queen of the Ring is set to take place at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. [Image credits: wwe.com]

WWE Superstar Randy Orton is currently considered by many to be one of the favorites to win the 2024 King of the Ring tournament. In the upcoming episode of Friday Night SmackDown, The Viper will be facing Carmelo Hayes for a spot in the semifinals of the tournament.

Ahead of the must-win bout, below are four reasons why Randy Orton should win the 2024 King of the Ring tournament.


#4. Capitalize on the current momentum

Randy Orton is currently one of the most beloved stars in WWE, a fact that was evident at the Backlash 2024 Premium Live Event in Lyon, France, where the crowd in attendance passionately sang his entire "Voices" theme song at the top of their lungs, giving The Viper an immense ovation.

The company must ensure that this momentum is maintained, and there would be no better way to do so than by having Randy Orton win the 2024 King of the Ring tournament in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, later this month.


#3. End the losing streak

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Randy Orton has been on an impressive run since his blockbuster return from injury at the Survivor Series: WarGames Premium Live Event last year. The Legend Killer has consistently showcased through his performances why he was still considered one of the best in the world despite his age.

However, despite being presented as a dominant force to reckon with, Orton is currently on a losing streak, having suffered defeats at four consecutive premium live events starting earlier this year. These losses include setbacks at the 2024 Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber: Perth, WrestleMania XL, and most recently against The Bloodline at Backlash France.

To break this unwanted streak and reassert his dominance, The Viper needs to emerge victorious in the finals at the King and Queen of the Ring Premium Live Event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, later this month.


#2. Career achievement in WWE

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Randy Orton is undoubtedly a future first-ballot WWE Hall of Famer. He is a 14-time World Champion and the possessor of the ultimate equalizer, the RKO. Orton is also a former Men's Royal Rumble winner, Money in the Bank holder, Grand Slam Champion, and WrestleMania main-eventer, having achieved nearly every accolade in the Stamford-based promotion.

However, despite his illustrious career, there is one title missing from his list of accomplishments: King of the Ring. A win later this month at the King and Queen of the Ring Premium Live Event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, would not only fulfill a personal goal for Orton but also send a powerful message to the entire locker room that The Viper still reigns supreme in WWE.


#1. To set up a Student vs. Mentor match

With Cody Rhodes reigning as the Undisputed WWE Champion, one of the most anticipated feuds in his title reign is expected to be against his former Legacy mentor, Randy Orton. The two men share a rich history, and their eventual showdown will undoubtedly be a must-watch for fans. It will be intriguing to see how the company builds a storyline for this potential clash.

One possible scenario could involve crowning Randy Orton as the 2024 King of the Ring. Historically, the King of the Ring winners have earned a shot at the world championship. If this tradition were to be replicated, we could soon witness a compelling "Student vs. Mentor" feud between The American Nightmare and The Legend Killer.

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