Randal Keith Orton, A.K.A. Randy Orton, was born on April 1, 1980. He is an American professional wrestler and actor. Orton is best known as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, and his career goes back to 2000. He’s a skilled wrestler worth celebrating on his birthday today! Join us as we delve into his history!
Randal Keith Orton, A.K.A. Randy Orton, is an American professional wrestler and actor whose skill in the ring has earned him worldwide recognition and success. He’s an Aries, having been born on April 1, 1980, in Knoxville, Tennessee. His parents are Elaine and Bob Orton Jr. His mother was a nurse, while his father wrestled professionally. Orton grew up with two siblings. He attended Hazelwood Central High School and graduated in 1998 as an amateur wrestler.
In 2000, the wrestler made his wrestling debut in St. Louis, Missouri. He signed a deal with the World Wrestling Federation in 2001 and was sent to train at Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky. In his early career, Orton recorded many defeats. In April 2002, he wrestled in his first televised W.W.F. match and won against Hardcore Holly. He was then traded to Raw Brand and defeated Stevie Richards before sustaining a shoulder injury. When Orton got better, he joined the Evolution stable, which featured the likes of Ric Flair, Triple H, and Batista. In 2004, he defeated Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight Championship. After his win, Orton left Evolution stable following the physical ridicule by its members. Triple H later claimed the World Heavyweight Championship from Orton a month later. In 2007, Orton won the W.W.E. Championship from John Cena in a rematch after Cena got disqualified for refusing to stop punching him in a corner. However, Cena retained the title. In 2010, he won the W.W.E. Championship in a six-pack challenge elimination match. In 2011, Orton landed a supporting role in “That’s What I Am.” In 2013, he starred in “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded” and in 2015, “The Condemned 2.” Several titles and wins later, and in 2018, he became the 18th Grand Slam Champion. However, Orton lost the title to Jinder Mahal. As a professional wrestler, Orton has his signature move, which is called the R.K.O. This move is a jumping variation of a cutter.
Orton is a skilled wrestler and actor who deserves every bit of his success. He has had a very public life and was married to Samantha Speno in September 2007. They had a daughter before their divorce in 2013. Orton then married Kimberly Kessler, and they also have a daughter. He shares his life with his beautiful family and friends.
Randy Orton makes his wrestling debut at a St. Louis wrestling conference.
Orton defeats Chris Benoit and becomes the World Heavyweight Champion.
Orton becomes the W.W.E. Champion of the year.
Orton becomes the 18th Grand Slam Champion.
Orton plays a supporting role in the romantic comedy film “Long Shot.”
Why We Love Randy Orton
Randy Orton wouldn’t be a wrestling champion if he wasn’t skilled. He’s a beast in the ring!
He is entertaining
His fight is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. When Orton steps inside the ring, he makes sure to put up a good show for his fans.
Orton has an admirable physique given his age. He looks good in almost anything he wears — even with just his wrestling outfit at that!
5 Surprising Facts
He’s a third-generation wrestler
Randy Orton’s father, grandfather, and uncle were all professional wrestlers.
He made history
Orton was the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in W.W.E. history.
He was suspended
Orton got a 60-day suspension from the WWE for violating their talent wellness program.
He was in the Marine Corps
Orton enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps but received a bad conduct discharge in 1999.
He covered up his tattoo
While in the Marine Corps, Orton got a Marine tattoo but covered it up after he was dishonorably discharged.
Randy Orton FAQs
What does Randy Orton suffer from?
Orton has hypermobility in both of his shoulders.
What does R.K.O. stand for?
While R.K.O. is known as Orton’s signature move, it also represents his initials.
Is Randy Orton retired?
The wrestling superstar has not shown any signs of retiring from boxing. He even plans to keep at it until he turns 50 years old.
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