• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr. celebrates his 68th birthday today.
He’s the son of Bob Orton Sr., brother of Old School WWF jobber Barry O, and father of WWE Veteran “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton.
Bob wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation between 1981 and 1987, and then worked for them again in 2005, where he appeared in the corner of his son during the Undertaker feud.
Earlier that year, also in 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son Randy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB ORTON JR.!
• Chris Jericho’s Salary For 4 Minutes Of Work At Greatest Royal Rumble Revealed
Wrestling Observer is reporting that Chris Jericho got paid $100,000 for his involvement in the 50 man Greatest Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia earlier this April.
During an interview with The Mirror, Jericho noted that he was surprised by the amount he was getting paid for Greatest Royal Rumble and wondered how much WWE was making:
“It was cool man. It was a long trip for a short period of time – I think I was in the Rumble match for 4 minutes or something like that. I know they must have been paid a whole lot of money, just by proxy of what I was paid ha ha.
I was like ‘oh my gosh, really, you’re going to pay me that to do this? How much are you guys making?’ I always say I don’t do things for money but once in a while opportunities come up where you’re crazy if you don’t do it.
It was a quick trip, I don’t remember much about it, because we arrived there, three in the afternoon one day and the next day we’re at the stadium at nine in the morning and we get back to the hotel at one in the morning and we’re gone at 5 am. So you’re really quickly in and out.
Did I get a chance to do much other than sit in my room and try and get as much sleep as I could and sit in the backstage of a dusty old stadium? No I didn’t. Ha ha. That’s about all I saw.”