• “Thank you for not giving up on me” – Randy Orton To WWE Hall Of Famer
On Monday, current RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton will complete 20 years on the WWE main roster.
Orton made his official debut on April 25, 2002 on SmackDown, when it was still the WWF (World Wrestling Federation).
WWE is currently celebrating “Randy Orton Week”, where they are looking back at Orton’s career with videos and never-seen-before photos.
They will also have a celebration on RAW this Monday.
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! 🥃 “
Orton posted a photo of all their WWE matches and wrote:
“🍻 appreciate the words John 👊🏼 “
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) April 22, 2022
The final opponent of Triple H’s in-ring career was Randy. 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!”
“I know it took some patience with me in the beginning 😬 but thank you for not giving up on me. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor.
Everyone that crosses paths with you in this business is better for it, whether it’s inside the ring or out. Thank YOU.”
Randy Orton was Triple H's final opponent. pic.twitter.com/X9V5V1j7jf
— WrestleFeed (@WrestleFeedApp) March 31, 2022
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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 23, 1988) – NWA PRO Wrestling
On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA PRO Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Steve Williams Interview
– Barry Windham & Lex Luger vs. Bob Riddle & Bob Emory
– Varsity Club promo
– Al Perez vs. Curtis Thompson
– Midnight Rider vs. Bear Collie
– Steve Williams vs. Tommy Angel
– JJ Dillion promo
– Tully Blanchard vs. Mark Fleming
– Midnight Rider & friends confront the Horsemen
– Live event promo w/ Gary Hart & Al Perez
– Sheepherders vs. Bill Tabb & Trent Knight
– Sheepherders promo
– Varsity Club vs. Rocky King & Larry Stevens
– Ric Flair Interview
– Nikita Koloff vs. Joe Cruz