• “Best performer in our business & will be until you retire” – Ric Flair On Top WWE Star
Last month, Randy Orton completed 20 years in WWE as a full-time Superstar.
Orton made his official debut on April 25, 2002 on SmackDown, when it was still the WWF (World Wrestling Federation).
The final opponent of Triple H’s in-ring career was Randy Orton. Here’s what The Game tweeted about his Evolution brother completing 20 years in the company:
“Only a few actually make it to the very, very top of WWE, almost no one can do it for 20 years.
I’ve had the honor of watching Randy Orton do just that; and become the star, the performer, the leader, the man and the father I always knew he would.
Congrats on 20 years, Randy!”
16-Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, who is arguably Orton’s greatest opponent ever, tweeted the following about his longtime friend:
“For 20 years Randy Orton has cemented his legacy as 1 of the greatest WWE Superstars ever.
I have the utmost respect for every achievement he’s earned & CONTINUES to earn.
But my genuine love & admiration for him is in his maturity & growth as a human being. Here’s to RKO! 🥃 “
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair forgot to comment last month. But a few days back, Flair tweeted the following about Orton’s milestone:
“I’m Sorry I Missed The Inaugural Celebration Of Your 20 Years Of Greatness @RandyOrton. You Look Better Than Ever! You Are The Best Performer In Our Business Today And Will Be Until You Decide To Retire. Congrats On 20 Years! Your Dad Must Be Very Proud! Much Love, Much Respect!”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 14, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Judgment Day 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Rikishi vs. Kurt Angle
2. The Hardy Boyz vs. Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Rhyno vs. Crash Holly
4. Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. Edge & Christian
5. Chyna & Lita vs. Molly Holly & Ivory
6. Big Show, Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather vs. Test & The A.P.A.
7. Handicap Match: Kane vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin & Triple H