Saturday, 22 June 2013

Randy Orton Legend Killer Years 2002-2005

Randy Orton Legend Killer Years
Randy Orton right now is one of the top wrestlers in WWE. Randy Orton has millions of fans around the world and also has been a star in WWE and been a WWE and World Heavyweight Champion. I'd like to take a look back at some of his career moments that have stood out to me so far and his Ascension to the top of WWE. 
The Debut
Randy Arrived in WWE During the Ruthless Aggression Era in WWE and his first match was against Hardcore Holly (Bob Holly) on Smackdown Randy defeated Holly with a roll up pin to secure his first win in WWE See the video below to see Orton in his first appearance in WWE.
Later in 2002 Randy Orton got drafted to WWE Raw Brand then Randy Orton got injured and hurt his arm and shoulder. I remember seeing at the time these Randy News Network promos where Randy Would talk about himself and update everyone on his injury. I loved these as they were new and different and no one had ever done anything like that before and keep Randy in the fans mind and in my mind although he was injured and I think made him a bigger star and was Help Randy build up for his return to the ring. Click on the video below to see the Randy Orton News Update Segment
When Orton came back from  his injury he joined Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista in the group Evolution. This was a great move for Randy Orton as he got to work with and learn from Flair and Triple H two if the best in the wrestling business and this helped enhance his character and with no pun intended help evolve Randy Orton
 you can see the Debut of the group by clicking on the clip below
As Part of Evolution Randy Orton then started calling himself the Legend Killer
 Orton would have matches and call them Legend versus Legend Killer. Randy Orton then defeated RVD Rob Van Dam and won his 1st intercontinental championship - Randy Orton then held the Intercontinental championship for 7 months
 Randy Orton lost  it to Edge. You can see Orton Win his first WWE intercontinental Title by watch the video below
Randy Orton had a standout feud during this time  with Mick Foley. Mick and Randy Orton feud was a classic and it started with Randy Throwing Mick down the stairs you can see this below
 Foley was afraid to wrestle a match with Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton and walked out of the arena rather than face him. Foley and Orton faced each other in Royal Rumble 2004 and eliminated each other this then led to a match at Wrestlemania 20 with Evolution vs Rock and Mick Foley. See Highlights of this match below.
This then lead to a one on one match between Orton and Foley and what many consider to be the standout match between the two and the match that put Randy Orton on the Map as a main event player and as someone who could be a main eventer in WWE. I remember this match as being so hard hitting and the risks that both men took were incredible. Orton even took a bump into thumbtacks that Foley had placed in the ring Orton went into those tacks with  no tshirt on. Orton Won this match. Watch this match below
Legend Killer Randy Orton faced superstars like Shawn Michaels, Dusty Rhodes, Sgt Slaughter Rob Van Dam,The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan. Below you can see a promo video of Randy Orton Legend Killer list.
Youngest World Heavyweight Champion
Randy Orton Won a Battle Royal to Become Number one contender for the World Championship. Orton Defeated 20 other men the ending of this Battle Royal can be seen below
  Orton then faced Chris Beniot and beat Beniot at Summerslam 2004 to become the Youngest World Heavyweight Champion - You can see Randy Win the Title Below.
 Following Night Orton then beat Beniot again and following this came the famous scene of Orton on the shoulders of Batista and Triple H giving the Thumbs down which then kicked off the feud between Orton and Triple H for the World Heavyweight Title.
 Thanks for Reading
Jonathan Orchard

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