History Wrestling / RandyOrton

14th Jan '18 11:00:14 AM nombretomado
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* FiveMovesOfDoom: Garvin Stomp, Elevated DDT, Powerslam, Twisting Backbreaker, RKO. He had also added [[KurtAngle Olympic Slam]] and a Powerbomb to his set for while, but it appears like the those two plus the Twisting Backbreaker have all but disappeared. He would use the Punt as a finisher for a while but that has since been banned. After all those changes, he was left with the running clotheslines, Powerslam, Elevated DDT, and RKO.

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* FiveMovesOfDoom: Garvin Stomp, Elevated DDT, Powerslam, Twisting Backbreaker, RKO. He had also added [[KurtAngle [[Wrestling/KurtAngle Olympic Slam]] and a Powerbomb to his set for while, but it appears like the those two plus the Twisting Backbreaker have all but disappeared. He would use the Punt as a finisher for a while but that has since been banned. After all those changes, he was left with the running clotheslines, Powerslam, Elevated DDT, and RKO.
14th Jan '18 9:57:11 AM nombretomado
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** His reaction to a rematch with Wrestling/JohnCena at the Royal Rumble? Beating up the latter's father in an unprovoked attack after losing to KofiKingston and then calling out Wrestling/TheAuthority the very next week during their welcome-back promo for Wrestling/{{Batista}}.

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** His reaction to a rematch with Wrestling/JohnCena at the Royal Rumble? Beating up the latter's father in an unprovoked attack after losing to KofiKingston Wrestling/KofiKingston and then calling out Wrestling/TheAuthority the very next week during their welcome-back promo for Wrestling/{{Batista}}.
2nd Dec '17 1:06:13 PM KamenZero
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22nd Nov '17 5:12:47 PM santos32
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* BookEnds: Tapped out to John Cena's STF at the beginning of their Iron Man match at Bragging Rights 2009; this was done pragmatically, as a quick tap-out with more than 50 minutes left on the clock would leave him fresh and ready to continue. Near the end, he was forced to tap out for real with the score tied at 5 each, causing him to lose the WWE Championship.
21st Nov '17 8:20:23 PM Nyame
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* ICouldaBeenAContender: Downplayed example. While Orton today is a legend just below Cena in popularity and accolades, their positions could've easily been reversed years ago. Orton was actually the first choice for the new face of WWE after the first departure of Wrestling/BrockLesnar, thanks to his looks, lineage, and talent. (Un)fortunately, his initial face turn (after Evolution's betrayal) did not pan out well, due to him not being over enough with the crowd as a heel to get cheers from them and not experienced enough to get over as a face yet. Add that with Orton's backstage attitude, where it was alleged he wrecked an entire hotel room in a fit of drunken rage, and one can't really blame the company for cutting his first world title reign short. Orton wouldn't win another world title for three years -- and when he did, it was firmly as the company's top heel.
15th Nov '17 6:28:40 PM Nyame
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* DidntSeeThatComing: RKO out of nowhere- you know it's coming, but ''when?''

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* DidntSeeThatComing: RKO out of nowhere- nowhere -- you know it's coming, but ''when?''



* TheDreaded: Randy is a legend in his own right these days, but his legend inspires ''fear'' rather than respect. His uncontrollable rage, inability to be reasoned with, and overall insanity has made him absolutely terrifying to every non-main event talent on the roster. Even those who are considered "in his league" are wary of him, because he's liable to fly off the handle at any point, and with a finishing move that can ''literally'' come out of nowhere, that is ''not'' a good thing, as Randy HatesEveryoneEqually. No one, not even his allies or even his own family (by his own admission, no less) is safe from his wrath.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Randy does not do things out of what little goodness his black heart has -- he does it because it benefits him in some way or because somebody the audience doesn't like him off. If it makes him come off as more heroic and more popular, the only benefit out of it for him is more merchandise sales.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Randy does not do things out of what little goodness his black heart has -- he does it because it benefits him in some way or because somebody the audience doesn't like managed to piss him off. If it makes him come off as more heroic and more popular, the only benefit out of it for him is more merchandise sales.



* SociopathicHero: His babyface persona. Pretty much the same extremely violent, entirely unpredictable guy he is as a heel-- he just attacks heels, smiles a bit more, and says [[CatchPhrase "My name is Randy Orton"]] before every promo.

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* SociopathicHero: His babyface persona. Pretty much the same extremely violent, entirely unpredictable guy he is as a heel-- heel -- he just attacks heels, smiles a bit more, and says [[CatchPhrase "My name is Randy Orton"]] before every promo.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Randy's ''modus operandi''. Notably, during his Iron Man match with Wrestling/JohnCena, he tried to '''''blow Cena up''''' with pyrotechnics. Michael Cole called him "nuts."

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Randy's ''modus operandi''. Notably, during his Iron Man match with Wrestling/JohnCena, he tried to '''''blow Cena up''''' with pyrotechnics. Michael Cole called him "nuts.""nuts", and rightfully so.



* WatchThePaintJob: Everytime someone gives a car. By the end of the night, it's going to be covered in orange paint.
* WildCard: Randy is probably one of the best examples in modern WWE, his allegiances tend to be shaky at best. He targets pretty much anyone who pisses him off or is in the way of being the best, be they {{Face}} or {{Heel}}. It's safe to say the only allegiance he has is with himself.

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* WatchThePaintJob: Everytime Every time someone gives a car. By the end of the night, it's going to be covered in orange paint.
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Randy is probably one of the best examples in modern WWE, his allegiances tend to be shaky at best. He targets pretty much anyone who pisses him off or is in the way of being the best, be they {{Face}} or {{Heel}}. It's safe to say the only allegiance he has is with himself.


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* YouAreWhatYouHate: Randy's career took off when he became the "Legend Killer" and took down countless ring veterans and legends, such as Wrestling/MickFoley, in arrogant and oftentimes brutal ways. These days, he's undeniably a legend himself, one his younger self would've aimed for [[TooDumbToLive if he lacked any self-preservation]].
20th Oct '17 9:20:36 PM dracogeorge
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** Along with Wrestling/RicFlair, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], Wrestling/TheUndertaker, [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]], [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]], Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, Wrestling/{{Tazz}}, Wrestling/RobVanDam, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Batista}} [[OverlyLongGag etc]...

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** Along with Wrestling/RicFlair, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], Wrestling/TheUndertaker, [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]], [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]], Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, Wrestling/{{Tazz}}, Wrestling/RobVanDam, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Batista}} [[OverlyLongGag etc]...etc]]...
22nd Aug '17 9:43:07 PM Metalhero
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** Wrestling/JinderMahal from April until Battleground 2017.
15th May '17 6:51:13 PM nombretomado
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* BrokenAce: Presented this way in kayfabe, with some RealitySubtext. Orton was the talented athlete that most of WWE's higher-ups envisioned at the top of the company back around 2003-2005, but never surpassed Wrestling/JohnCena's status mostly because of his inability to stay out of his own way. In kayfabe, especially, most of his heel turns, his most recent in particular, are marked with bouts of insecurity and paranoia - despite [[FridgeBrilliance (or perhaps because of)]] ostensibly being Wrestling/TheAuthority's handpicked champion.[[note]] remember what TripleH did to Randy when they were in Wrestling/{{Evolution}}?[[/note]] And, both in and out of kayfabe, Orton still occasionally dips into anger and behavioral issues.

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* BrokenAce: Presented this way in kayfabe, with some RealitySubtext. Orton was the talented athlete that most of WWE's higher-ups envisioned at the top of the company back around 2003-2005, but never surpassed Wrestling/JohnCena's status mostly because of his inability to stay out of his own way. In kayfabe, especially, most of his heel turns, his most recent in particular, are marked with bouts of insecurity and paranoia - despite [[FridgeBrilliance (or perhaps because of)]] ostensibly being Wrestling/TheAuthority's handpicked champion.[[note]] remember what TripleH Wrestling/TripleH did to Randy when they were in Wrestling/{{Evolution}}?[[/note]] And, both in and out of kayfabe, Orton still occasionally dips into anger and behavioral issues.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When he was part of Evolution with Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/{{Batista}}, he won the World Heavyweight Championship from Wrestling/ChrisBenoit at SummerSlam. The next night following a rematch, in which he retained, the other seemed to be celebrating with him, only to turn on him and giving him one hell of a beatdown. TripleH tried to force Orton to relinquish the title the following week, only for Orton to spit in Triple H's face and run off with the title, thus setting off a {{face}} turn.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When he was part of Evolution with Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/RicFlair and Wrestling/{{Batista}}, he won the World Heavyweight Championship from Wrestling/ChrisBenoit at SummerSlam. The next night following a rematch, in which he retained, the other seemed to be celebrating with him, only to turn on him and giving him one hell of a beatdown. TripleH Triple H tried to force Orton to relinquish the title the following week, only for Orton to spit in Triple H's face and run off with the title, thus setting off a {{face}} turn.
8th Apr '17 4:46:21 PM nombretomado
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** A couple of his early feuds saw him getting hit in the nuts a lot. Then again, when one of the guys on the other end of the feud is RicFlair...

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** A couple of his early feuds saw him getting hit in the nuts a lot. Then again, when one of the guys on the other end of the feud is RicFlair...Wrestling/RicFlair...
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