What's the story?
Randy Orton recently appeared on Edge and Christian's podcast - E&C's Pod of Awesomeness and spoke on his wrestling career and discussed his current role as a babyface on the WWE roster and the difference between the business back when he started and now.
In case you didn't know...
Randy Orton is one of the most tenured Superstars today in WWE with about 15 years of experience to his name.
He has consistently been a top performer for the company and is a 13-time world champion in WWE (9-time WWE Champion and 4-time WWE Heavyweight Champion).
The heart of the matter
Randy Orton's spoke on Edge and Christian's podcast about his displeasure at being a babyface currently on WWE Smackdown Live. Orton, who is 37 years old now, mentioned the fact that age has taken a toll on his body with the WWE's hectic schedule.
He said that is not as easy for him to maintain a wrestling physique now with the age factor.
I'm always up and down when it comes to my body, It's stressful, it is."
Orton jokingly took potshots at Kevin Owens, commenting that he wishes he could use Owens' method to get over with the audience.
"I guess Kevin Owens has it figured out. He started fat and he'll finish fat," Orton said with a laugh. "He's trying to get himself over as the fat guy that can fight. Bless his heart, that's great. I'm jealous."
Christian spoke of the advantage that heels can have despite their bad physique and categorized it as "bad physique heat".
Orton showed his agreement and said that he will love to do that at this stage of his career. He said that he is tired of being a babyface and would like to turn heel and embrace the dark side soon.
"I love it and I'm gonna use that, hopefully sooner than later when I turn heel again because I'm sick of this babyface thing, that's for sure"
Randy Orton is currently embroiled in a feud with the "Bulgarian Brute" Rusev. They fought at Summerslam and Randy even RKOed him at the Pride of Bulgaria celebration on Smackdown.
They are set to face each other at the Smackdown Live PPV, Hell in a Cell on October 8 in Detroit, Michigan.
Randy Orton is one of the best in-ring performers that WWE have had over all these years. He has done his best work when working as a heel and fans including me will want to see him again as the unhinged "Viper" who drops everyone with the RKO out of nowhere.
After the match with Rusev at Hell in a Cell, perhaps a storyline for The Viper with a dark turn will be best suited for him personally as well as his fans around the world.
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