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Overview (4)

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameRandall Keith Orton
Nicknames The Legend Killer
The Man of Destiny
Dream Killer
The Viper
The Apex Predator
Height 6' 4½" (1.94 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career signed with WWE. Orton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Bob Orton, Jr. and his wife Elaine. He is the grandson of Bob Orton, Sr. and the nephew of wrestler-turned-musician Barry Orton. Randy has a younger brother named Nate and a younger sister named Rebecca. Early in life, his parents discouraged him from pursuing any career in professional wrestling due to the major amount of time spent away from home and family. Orton however, still became involved with wrestling, on an amateur level while attending Hazelwood Central High School.

Orton graduated from high school in 1998 and then joined the United States Marine Corps. However, Orton received a Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD)in 1999 after twice going AWOL and for disobeying a direct order from a commanding officer.

After his brief military tenure, Orton opted for a career in professional wrestling. During 2000 at age 20, Orton began his training, lasting into the following year in 2001. He wrestled in local training promotions in St. Louis where his father and uncle had working relations with. Orton also gained experience as a wrestling referee.

During 2001, Orton signed with the then-World Wrestling Federation and began training in its instructional program Ohio Valley Wrestling. Orton made his debut the following year in 2002 at WrestleMania X8 (2002) Fan Axxcess, defeating Tommy Dreamer. During 2002, Orton began gaining more televised match time and screen-time for promos. The following year in 2003 after the company renamed itself as the WWE, Orton quickly enhanced his presence on the WWE roster, when he joined the heel stable known as Evolution, fronted by Paul Levesque (known in-ring as Triple H). While in Evolution, Orton won his first singles title when he defeated Rob Van Dam for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Armageddon (2003). The following year, Orton won his second title when he defeated fan favorite Summerslam (2004). By this time, Orton had began drifting away from his Evolution teammates and went on to strike out on his own. Establishing himself as the "Legend Killer" Orton began on a crusade of taking down every wrestling legend the WWE had to offer. His crusade came to a cryptic end when he was defeated by The Phenom, The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) at WrestleMania 21 (2005), after promising WWE fans he would end Undertaker's 12-0 undefeated WrestleMania record.

As Orton's career continued in the WWE, Orton won the WWE Championship a total of 8 times and was the last World Heavyweight Champion after winning that title 4 times. During the later 2000s, Orton formed a tag team with Adam Copeland (known as Edge), becoming Team Rated RKO (a play on Edge's nickname as the Rated R Superstar and Randy's finisher move named the RKO). They won the World Tag Team Championship for the first and last time before losing the titles to John Cena and Shawn Michaels. During the early 2010s, Orton formed his own stable called Legacy, comprised of Cody Runnels and Ted DiBiase Jr.. Afterwards, Orton returned to his singular ways and became known as the "Apex Predator" and "The Viper", increasing his aggression and killer-instinct in the wrestling ring.

Outside of wrestling, Orton ventured into acting. He was previously intended to star in WWE-produced film titles such as The Marine 2 (2009), but was injured at the time and the lead role was given to Ted DiBiase Jr. When he was considered for the third sequel to The Marine, he was dismissed from consideration due to his history with the USMC and the lead was given to Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin. Orton made his film debut in 2011 in the film That's What I Am (2011) as the father of a school bully. His next film role was the lead in 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013), followed later with a lead in The Condemned 2 (2015) and an appearance in Countdown (2016). In 2016, Orton got a supporting role in the action thriller series Shooter (2016).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: FightFan87

Spouse (2)

Kimberly Kessler (14 November 2015 - present) (1 child)
Samantha Speno (21 September 2007 - 2013) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (14)

Full Nelson Slam
Finishing move: RKO (Jumping Cutter)
Finishing move: Super RKO (Running Elevated Cutter)
Finishing move: O-Zone (Overdrive)
Trademark move: Elevated DDT
Trademark move: European Uppercut
Trademark move: Gutwrench Elevated Neckbreaker
Trademark move: Frog Splash style Flying Crossbody
Trademark move: Knee Drop
Trademark move: Standing Dropkick
Trademark move: Stretch Backbreaker
Trademark move (in OVW): Wheelbarrow German Suplex
Trademark move: Wrenching Rear Chinlock
Trademark Move: Running Punt (to kick an opponent in the head)

Trivia (93)

Son of legendary wrestler Cowboy Bob Orton.
Nephew of wrestler/musician turned actor Barrymore Barlow, aka 'Barry O'.
2001 PWI Wrestling Rookie of the Year.
Only father and son to both be named Rookies of the Year.
Third-generation pro-wrestler.
Grandson of Bob Orton Sr..
He was in the Marines.
Aunt Rhonda Orton, accompanied close friend André the Giant during filming of The Princess Bride (1987) at Lee International Studios, Shepperton, UK. There she became acquainted with Wallace Shawn. As fate would have it, a decade later in 1997, Rhonda, a gaming industry professional in Las Vegas, was hired to coach Shawn as a blackjack dealer for Vegas Vacation (1997).
Both he and fellow Evolution member Dave Bautista (aka "Batista") began their wrestling careers in Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Defeated Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Member of "Evolution", the most powerful stable in the WWE, along with Ric Flair, Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") and Dave Bautista (aka "Batista").
He is the eldest of 3 children. Younger brother and sister, Nathan and Becky Orton.
Finishing move is the RKO (derived from his name, Randal Keith Orton). The RKO is a modified version of the "Ace Crusher" or "Diamond Cutter" move.
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri. At age 20 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky. When he got out of OVW, he moved back to St. Louis and still lives there.
Is the second youngest WWE Intercontinental Champion. Jeff Hardy is the youngest, at 23, only a few months younger than Orton.
Held Intercontinental Championship for 7 months. The longest reign since the Rock held the title for 8 months in 1997.
On March 1, 2003, at a WWE live event, Orton and Dave Bautista (aka "Batista") teamed up to face the Dudley Boyz. This was famous for being a match that nearly no one walked away from unhurt. Batista tore his bicep, Orton broke his leg and Mark LoMonaco (aka "Bubba Ray Dudley") injured his back.
Defeated Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) in a No Holds Barred match at Backlash 2004 in April, thus making him a bona fide "Legend Killer".
Became the youngest World Champion in wrestling history winning the WWE Raw Title at the age of 24.
No longer a member of the group Evolution. The group turned on him the night after he won the world title from Chris Benoit.
On August 15th 2004, He became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history after defeating Chris Benoit at Summerslam (2004).
In reality, he is actually best friends with wrestlers John Cena and John Hennigan.
Had shoulder surgery on October 11, 2002.
When he was in SmackDown, he used to travel with Brock Lesnar and John Cena. He travels with Dave Bautista (aka "Batista").
Every Tuesday, he goes to his parents house to have dinner with his family and so his father can talk about his matches on RAW the previous night.
In school, he was a straight A student.
WWE RAW Theme Song: "Burn In My Light", Mercy Drive.
On April 2, 2005 (the night before Wrestlemania 21), he had the honor of inducting his father, the legendary Bob Orton (aka "Cowboy Bob Orton"), into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Is the third third-generation wrestler in WWE history. The first two are Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock") and Chavo Guerrero Sr..
Is the youngest world champion in WWE History, winning the title at 24. However, the youngest World Champion in the history of professional wrestling is Lou Thesz, who won the NWA World Championship at 21.
On Sunday, April 3, 2005 at WrestleMania XXI, he challenged Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker"), looking forward to ending his 12-0 winning streak. During the match Orton injured his shoulder, which caused him to lose his match, making The Undertaker 13-0 at WrestleMania.
Due to his bicep muscle being torn off of his shoulder, he is expected to be out of action for about 4-5 months.
Right after WrestleMania XXI, he went into immediate surgery to repair his shoulder. This is his second shoulder surgery.
The day after WrestleMania XXI at Monday Night RAW on April 4, 2005, he challenged the new World Heavyweight Champion, Dave Bautista (aka "Batista") for a title shot. During the match he further injured his shoulder and his bicep muscle was torn.
Has been suspended for 60 days by WWE for his unprofessional conduct.
His brother, Nathan, also wants to be a professional wrestler.
Is a huge fan of monster truck rallies.
Is in reality good friends with Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker").
Leading to their Wrestlemania 21 match, Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker") suggested Randy being the man to end his streak, but Randy refused out of respect for The Undertaker's legacy.
November 13, 2006 - Won his first World Tag Team championship with Edge. They won as part of a new heel tag team: Rated RKO.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Was awarded the WWE Championship on an Edition of WWE Raw (1993) after Vince McMahon had stripped John Cena of the title due to injury. Orton is, as of November 5th 2007, the reigning WWE Champion and is set to face Shawn Michaels at Survivor Series.
Despite the fact that his on-screen character takes great pride in knowing he injured John Cena. In real life he was the first man to visit Cena after his surgery and he felt really guilty.
Despite it being very popular, Orton dislikes his entrance music "Burn In My Light" by Mercy Drive. He had switched to the song "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage (which was eventually given to C.M. Punk aka CM Punk) for one week before reverting back to "Burn In My Light" at the request of fans, who cited an incompatibility between the metal song and Orton. He has since started using the theme "Voices" by Rev Theory and still uses it as of this writing.
His daughter, Alanna Marie Orton, was born on July 12, 2008 at 9:24 PM. At birth, she was 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and 22.5 inches long.
After the disbandment of "Evolution", created stable "The Legacy" with himself as leader.
Many fans and critics alike are of the opinion that "The Age of Orton" ended in 2008, when Manu, Ted DiBiase Jr. and Rhodes teamed up under Orton.
Set to face legendary wrestler Ric Flair at Raw's Taboo Tuesday Pay Per View event. [October 2004]
Will face Triple H at the WWE Royal Rumble on Jan 30th for the Heavyweight Championship after winning a number 1 contender's match against Batista on Jan 10th. [January 2005]
Defeated Chris Benoit at Summerslam to win the WWE Heavyweight Title [August 2004]
Following loss to Ric Flair on Raw, Randy is inelligable to challenge for the World title, as long as it is held by Triple H. However, Orton will lead a four man team including Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit and Maven at Survivor Series against Triple H, Batista, Edge and Gene Snitzky. [November 2004]
During his week in charge of Raw he put Triple H in a WWE Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match against Edge and Chris Benoit. Thanks to his Interference witha steel Chair, Triple H lost and Randy can now challenge for the title again. [December 2004]
Will face WWE Champion John Cena, Shawn Michaels and Edge in a Fatal 4 Way Match for the WWE Championship at Backlash. [April 2007]
Will face Triple H for the Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven after being beaten out of Evolution. [September 2004]
Took part in the 6 man Elimination chamber match for the vacated WWE Heavyweight Championship. He lost to Triple H after Batista (already Eliminated) interfered, thus allowing Triple H to regain the title. [January 2005]
He injured his shoulder and will be out of action for 4-5 months. [April 2005]
The Undertaker returned out of a burning casket after the "Survivor Series" Match ,Chokeslamming everyone in the ring.Orton was shocked [November 2005]
Will face Shawn Michaels on RAW in a #1 Contendors match for John Cena's WWE Title Belt. [April 2007]
Won Royal Rumble after entering at no. 8. [January 2009]
Has now been drafted to Smackdown! to feud with The Undertaker, Batista and Chris Benoit. [June 2005]
After the Undertaker was playing various mind games on him he is set to face Undertaker at Armageddon 2005. [December 2005]
Won his Survivor Series matchup against Triple H's team, which means he will have "control" of Raw for one week during December. [November 2004]
Was injured on a episode of Raw. Will be out for about 2 months [June 2008]
Contract with SmackDown! has expired. Has signed a contract with Raw. [June 2006]
On the November 13th edition of Monday Night Raw in Manchester, England, helped to defeat Ric Flair & 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper along with tag partner, Edge to gain World Tag Team Championships [November 2006]
Defeated Raw World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit at Summerslam 2004 to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history. [August 2004]
Defeated the Undertaker at SummerSlam with the help of his father. [August 2005]
Will be a Handicap Match on Saturday Night Main Event on March 18. He will teaming up with 'Rey Mysterio' and World Heavweight Champion 'Kurt Angle' against WWE Champion 'John Cena' and 'Triple H'. [March 2006]
Going to face John Cena at Summerslam for the WWE Championship [August 2007]
WWE Intercontinental Champion. [December 2003]
Will face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 21! [April 2005]
Lost in the world heavyweight championship at Wrestlemania 22 to Rey Mysterio. [April 2006]
Metlife Stadium, NY: Is teaming up with the Big Show and Sheamus at Wrestlemania to go against The Shield in a 6-man tag-team match [March 2012]
Currently a member of the stable Evolution in the WWE with Triple H, and Ric Flair. [June 2003]
Lost the World Title to Triple H at WWE Unforgiven when Triple H hit Orton with a Pedigree onto a steel chair after Evolution interfered. [September 2004]
His team (consisting of himself, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, and Maven) defeated the team of Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky and Edge in a classic elimination tag team match at WWE Survivor Series. As a result, each member of his team will get to be the general manager of RAW for one week for the next month. [November 2004]
Was in a motorcycle accident near home. Re-injured collarbone and will be out for 3 months. [August 2008]
On the March 7, 2005 edition of RAW, he issued a challenge to the Undertaker for a match at Wrestlemania 21. [March 2005]
Will compete in the 2006 edition of the Royal Rumble [January 2006]
His ankle was broken by Kurt Angle in the first match of the King Of The Ring tournament. [April 2006]
Current WWE Intercontinental Champion and is set to defend the title against former champion, Rob Van Dam at January 2004's "Royal Rumble". [December 2003]
Lost intercontinental championship to Edge at Vengeance. This ended a 7 month reign as Intercontinental Champion [July 2004]
Defeated Chris Benoit with the RKO at Summerslam 2004 to become the youngest WWE World Champion at the age of 24. [August 2004]
Defeated Ric Flair at WWE Taboo Tuesday in a steel cage match after he hit Flair with the RKO. [October 2004]
With girlfriend Stacy Keibler.Getting ready for his match at the royal rumble. [January 2005]
Will face Rey Mysterio at No Way Out for a title shot at Wrestlemania 22. [February 2006]
Will co-captain Team Rated-RKO at Survivor Series along with Edge against Team DX [November 2006]
Is set to face his former Evolution leader, Triple H at WWE Unforgiven for the World Title. [September 2004]
Will face the Undertaker at SummerSlam 2005 [August 2005]
Buried the "Undertaker" in a Handicap 2 on 1 Casket Match with the help of his father "Cowboy" Bob Orton and then Set the casket on fire at No Mercy 2005 Orton thought he truly was the " legend killer" for now....... [October 2005]
After winning a 20 man over-the-top-rope battle royal on RAW, he will face Chris Benoit for the World Title at Summerslam 2004. [July 2004]
After defeating Chris Benoit for the second night in a row on RAW (the night after Summerslam), the rest of Evolution (Triple H, Ric Flair & Batista) turn their backs on Randy and attack him. Which probably means that Randy will become a face (good guy). [August 2004]
Earned $1.9 million from the WWE in 2016.

Personal Quotes (2)

Take a look people, take a good look at greatness!
[To Sheamus, about the WWE Championship] I would RKO my own Grandmother to keep hold of this championship, Then I would RKO your Grandmother just to see the look on her face

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