9. Randy Orton Talks About New Era WWE Wrestlers Trying Too Hard To Please People Backstage
During a recent interview on 105.7 The Point, former 13 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion “The Viper” Randy Orton discussed wrestlers getting feedback from Veterans and Producers backstage in WWE. Orton then noted how some of these New Era wrestlers are trying too hard to please people backstage and why they need to relax.
Below is what Orton said:
“There’s so many guys that get feedback from so many other different guys. A lot of times it might be hard because you have like, 10 producers, including Vince or Triple H, Scott Armstrong, Road Dogg – these guys are giving you their advance slash opinion slash I would’ve done it this way. But not everything works – like John Cena can tell me ‘Oh this worked for me, try this.’ Well it’s not gonna work for me, I’m complete – it worked for you. You can’t please everybody that gives you advice and I think sometimes the younger guys get into the bad habit of asking a lot of different individuals, and these individuals, when they go out there into the ring, whether it’s promo or in-ring stuff, physical stuff, when they don’t change it up how that mentor or producer told them to then you get a little heat. I choose Arn Anderson, Pat Patterson, my father, Triple H and Vince, that’s my wheelhouse of guys that I know I can get feedback from, they know what they’re doing, but I’m at a point in my career too where if I don’t do it I know that it’s not going to affect me down the road because I didn’t do exactly what they said.
“I think that’s some advice I gave Jinder. When he first came back he was on RAW, and I think that has helped him out. A lot of the younger guys are so anxious to please and to get better and they try almost too hard, they need to take a step back and relax. I started kind of getting it, so to speak, the lightbulb kind of stopped giving as much of a crap, I guess you can say. I don’t mean in the sense of being lazy or not caring, that’s not true at all. But kind of letting it happen out there and letting it be more organic as opposed to coming up with all these ideas where it looks more choreographed or if you’re banking on a reaction from the crowd in a particular point in a promo or a match and you don’t get that reaction, being prepared to go another route with what you’re doing. There’s a lot of little aspects to the game that guys can get better at and that’s just a few.”