The oldest of three children, Randy Orton (actual name Randal Orton), was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 1, 1980. His father, Bob Orton Jr., is a professional wrestler, and his mother, Elaine, is a nurse. Since a wrestling career would require him to spend a lot of time away from home and on the road, Randy’s parents tried to talk him out of it. Regardless, Orton competed in amateur wrestling while attending Hazelwood Central High School.
After graduating from high school in 1998, Randy enlisted in the Marines, where he repeatedly defied a commanding officer’s explicit orders and went AWOL. His activities in 1999 ultimately resulted in a bad-conduct discharge.
How Did Randy Orton Start His Wrestling Career?
At the 2001 Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling, Ortan made his professional wrestling debut. He obtained a contract with the WWE, then known as the World Wrestling Federation, a year later and was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky, to continue his training.
Orton won the OVW Hardcore Championship twice while competing in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), defeating Mr Black on February 14 and Flash Flanagan on May 5 of the same year, respectively. Starting in May 2001, he made appearances on various WWF home shows and soon began competing regularly. He frequently wrestled in tag team battles and battled numerous wrestlers, including Chuck Palumbo, Shawn Stasiak, and Steven Richards.
Randy made one of his first WWF appearances on March 16, 2002, at WrestleMania X8’s Fan Axxess, where he lost to Tommy Dreamer. On April 25, 2002, he faced Hardcore Holly in his first match on television, in which he ultimately prevailed. Orton was starting to gain favour with the audience at this moment.
Orton sustained a shoulder injury shortly after making his debut on the Raw Brand, keeping him out of action for several months. He appeared on the “Randy News Network” throughout his rehabilitation, which ran between other Raw pieces. Due to this, his character eventually changed in the WWE narrative to become an egotistical villain.
After making a full recovery, Orton started going by the moniker “The Legend Killer,” with the whole gimmick being him behaving like a young bigshot who was taking the wrestling world by storm. He frequently insulted renowned, seasoned wrestlers to spark feuds with them. This would result in him facing Shawn Michaels in one of his most well-known matches.
How Long Has Randy Orton Been In WWE?
With more than 20 years of WWE experience, Orton is one of the performers with the most extended active contracts. He became the youngest world champion in WWE history in 2004 when he won his first World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Chris Benoit.
He was given the moniker The Legend Killer and has RKO’d the majority of WWE legends, including Mick Foley and Hulk Hogan, who make a comeback. Since then, he has held 16 WWE championships, including the Intercontinental and Tag Team titles. His participation in the Evolution faction alongside Ric Flair, Batista, and Triple H is well recognized.
Since becoming his finisher, the RKO has remained one of the most well-liked and favoured moves among fans. A lead role in the 2013 movie 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded was one of Orton’s other acting roles in television productions and motion pictures. Currently drafted to RAW, the 16-time champion is engaged in a conflict with The Fiend and Alexa Bliss.
Who Is Randy Orton’s Wife, And How Did They Meet?
One of the rare wrestlers today whose spouse does not directly support the wrestling industry is Randy Orton. A socialite born in New York City, Kimberly Marie Kessler Orton is 37 years old. Kessler was a great WWE and wrestling fan before getting married to Orton.
She would make jokes about meeting and being married to The Viper Randy Orton with her friends and family. She was a fan club member when they first met at a live event in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 2012.
Kim claims that Orton approached her after spotting her in the audience during this performance and that they have been together ever since. Renee Young stated this in an interview on WWE Network’s Unfiltered: “In my brain, far before I met Randy, he was my boyfriend.”
She also revealed that three years before their meeting, she predicted that “they would make out and he would fall in love with her” on another WWE television show, Table for 3.
Orton proposed to Kim while they were on a romantic trip to Bora Bora after dating for a few months. On November 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, the two got hitched in front of Orton’s daughter and Kim’s three boys.
Because of his celebrity and his wife’s need for solitude, Orton revealed that his wife initially lied about dating him. Online trolls dubbed her a “money digger,” and admirers accused her of deleting his fan mail.
How Many Children Do Kim And Randy Orton Have?
Kim is secretive about her first marriage and has children from a previous union. With her first spouse, she had three sons: Anthony, Robbie, and Michael. From his first marriage to gymnast Samantha Speno, Orton has a daughter named Alana.
In November 2016, Kim and Orton welcomed their daughter Brooklyn Rose Orton. The seven-person blended family posts family photos and videos on Instagram frequently because they are content.
How Tall Is Randy Orton?
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Randy Orton was born on April 1st, 1980, and is 42 years old. His height is 6 feet 4 inches (1.96 m), and as of 2022, his weight will be 113 kilograms (249.122 lbs).
What Happened To Him In WWE?
In March 2007, “Sports Illustrated” released an article on using steroids and growth hormones in sports. The article mentioned Randy Orton and claimed that he used various growth hormones and medications to enhance his physical prowess.
According to WWE, these modifications were made before its Talent Wellness Program launch in February 2006. The WWE began an investigation into Orton for sexual harassment in August 2018. Early in his career, Randy allegedly made himself known to aspiring writers for the WWE. These assertions and the investigation had no bearing.