Randy Orton celebrated 20 years in WWE this past Monday, looking back at his greatest moments including WWE legends like Undertaker, Mick Foley, John Cena, The Rock, Triple H and Roman Reigns, among many more. The 14 time world champion has been a constant figure in the main event scene for most of his time in the company and is one of the most popular wrestlers across the globe.
Wrestlers have come out in their droves to honour the former WWE Champion and current WWE Tag Team Champion, as Randy Orton competed a huge 8 man tag team match in the Raw main event with a victory over his four opponents. He hit RKO’s on all four of his opponents to get his team the win and was celebrated after the match 20 years into his WWE run.
However, one man that Randy Orton did speak about was Roman Reigns, with Orton having some choice words to speak about the Big Dog.
Randy Orton on Roman Reigns
WWE released a video after Randy Orton’s 20th anniversary in WWE featuring the Viper looking back at his greatest moments in a WWE ring. Randy Orton talked about Roman Reigns in particular when discussing his legacy, as well as mentioning the likes of John Cena, Triple H and The Undertaker.
Randy Orton on Roman Reigns said;
“A lot of people ask me what my legacy will be. I think you’re talking WWE, more specifically, my legacy will be that I was the next guy after The Undertaker that was the only person that never went anywhere else and had more matches, more titles, more accolades. “
“I don’t care…Roman Reigns, I’m sure he’s got Dwayne Johnson’s agent number on speed dial. Roman will be in Hollywood, I’ll still be here. I’m in my prime, ladies, and gentlemen, I got a long way to go. My legacy will be that I did it longer than anybody.”
Roman Reigns has been rumoured to follow in the footsteps of his cousin The Rock and move into Hollywood, even having a small role in the most recent Fast and Furious movie. However, only time will tell what will happen with Randy Orton and Roman Reigns, as both men could spend a further decade battling it out in WWE together.
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