Randy Orton is a talented American wrestler and actor. Randy Orton is famous for being a 14-time World Champion.
Table of Biography
Randy Orton was born on 1 April 1980 and he recently turned 42 years old. He hails from Knoxville, Tennessee, and his zodiac sign is Aries. Likewise, his full name is Randal Keith Ortom. His mother’s name is Elaine and his father is Bob Orton Jr. Moreover, his father is a professional wrestler whereas his mother is a nurse.
His grandfather and uncle – Bob Orton and Barry Orton respectively – were also professional wrestlers. Similarly, he has two younger siblings – brother Nathan and sister Rebecca. This personality attended Hazelwood Central High School. There, Orton was an amateur wrestler. He graduated high school in 1998 and soon enlisted with the Marines. At the base, Orton received a bad conduct discharge in the year 1999.
This happened after he went AWOL on two occasions as well as disobeyed an order from a commanding officer. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Orton was actually tried and convicted under a special court-martial. Subsequently, this personality spent 38 days in the brig at Camp Pendleton.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Randy Orton is a 14-Time World Champion wrestler as well as an actor. People regard this personality as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. At present, this wrestler is signed to WWE and performs on the Raw brand. Moreover, he is also the one-half of the current Raw Tag Team Champions with Riddle.
Prior to being signed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), this wrestler trained in and wrestled for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association and Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling. After signing with the WWF, he was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). There, this wrestler held the OVW Hardcore Championship twice.
Moreover, this wrestler became a member of the stable Evolution shortly after his WWE debut. This quickly led to an Intercontinental Championship reign which was also this wrestler’s 1st championship with the company. Further, Orton acquired the moniker “The Legend Killer” during a storyline.
At the young age of 24 years, this personality became the youngest world champion in WWE history. He made this history after winning the World Heavyweight Championship. With this win, Orton departed from Evolution. Subsequently, a feud with his former stablemates began.
In 2006, this wrestler joined forces with Edge in a tag team known as Rated-RKO. Together, the duo held the World Tag Team Championship. After Rated-RKO disbanded in mid-2007, this wrestler gained two WWE Championship reigns in one night. With this, he became the 2nd-youngest two-time WWE Champion at the young age of 27 years.
Additionally, this wrestler formed the group The Legacy with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. in the year 2008. However, the group disbanded in 2010 and Orton returned to singles competition. From 2013 to 2015, this wrestler was aligned with The Authority.
Then in 2016, Orton joined The Wyatt Family. As such, he won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Also, this wrestler won his 1st United States Championship in 2018. With this, he became the 18th overall Grand Slam Champion. This was after he had already been the 17th Triple Crown Champion.
Furthermore, people recognize this wrestler’s rivalry with fellow wrestler John Cena as one of the longest and greatest rivalries in WWE history. Moreover, WWE recognizes this wrestler as having the 3rd-most world championship victories in history at 14. This record is behind John Cena and Ric Flair (both 16). Further, his record ties with Triple H (also at 14).
Moreover, this wrestler is also the winner of the 2013 Money in the Bank ladder match. He has also won the Royal Rumble match twice in 2009 and 2017. Orton has also headlined multiple WWE pay-per-view events. Following his match at the 2021 Survivor Series, this wrestler broke Kane’s record for wrestling the most PPV matches in WWE history.
Randy Orton is a happily married guy and his wife is Kim Marie Kessler. Kim was actually a member of his fan club prior to their marriage. The lovers started dating in 2012 and Orton proposed to her in July 2015 at their candlelit dinner during a vacation in Bora Bora. The couple then tied the knot on 14 November 2015 in Las Vegas. Together, the lovely couple has a daughter named Alanna Marie Orton and the lovely family resides in St. Charles, Missouri.
Prior to this marriage, Orton was married to Samantha Speno from 21 September 2007 to June 2013. Before their divorce was finalized, the ex-couple were separated in late 2012. From this marriage, Orton has a daughter named Brooklyn Rose Orton. Similarly, from his wife Kessler’s previous relationship, she has three sons and two of them are Michael and Rob. The family also has two pet dogs.
Randy Orton stands tall at a height of 6 feet 5 inches or 1.96 meters and his weight is around 110 kgs or 250 lbs. Likewise, the wrestler has a chest-waist-bicep size of 46-34-16 inches respectively. Orton has brown hair and blue eyes. Furthermore, this personality has a United States Marine Corps tattoo on his left arm. However, he covered this tattoo after receiving his bad conduct discharge.
Additionally, this wrestler’s hypermobility in both shoulders has been a constant source of injuries throughout his career. As a result, this has sidelined him through incidents like pounding the ring mat too hard when performing one of his signature taunts to innocuous things like taking out the trash at home.
Social Media and Net Worth
Randy Orton joined Twitter in July 2010 and so far has more than 6.2 million followers on his @randyorton account. Likewise, he is available on Instagram under the username @randyorton and so far has over 6.3 million followers as of April 2022. Moving on, this wrestler has a net worth of around $7 million US dollars.