Randy Orton

Randy Orton says it’s nice having Vince McMahon out of WWE

WWE star Randy Orton did an interview with Bill Apter of Sportskeeda.com and here are the highlights…

If he didn’t return to wrestling in 2023: “I would have been involved in some way, shape, or form with the WWE. I think, gosh, I might be wrong, but I might be the only guy that’s only ever wrestled for one company his entire career. I could be wrong. So I don’t see any reason why I gotta leave. I see being a part of the WWE family from here on out.”

The future of WWE: “It’s hard, I don’t have a crystal ball or anything, but Austin Theory is young and he’s got a great look. I know where his head’s at. I’ve had plenty of talks with him, and a lot of the things that I did as a kid that I maybe shouldn’t have, the distractions that I was confronted with, he doesn’t have those. I think he’s just a little more gung-ho, motivated. He sees the goal, he sees the prize, he knows what he wants. I think he’ll definitely be a world champion one day.”

Being the youngest world champion: “As far as someone becoming the youngest World Heavyweight Champion and taking that from me, I don’t see that happening, only because I think it was a very special circumstance when I became the youngest world champion. I was 24 years old, and I don’t know if there’s anyone young enough to make it to that yet, so I think I’m gonna hold that for quite some time, if not from here on out.”

Asking Vince McMahon about time off: “I came to him when I was 35 and my back really started going and I pleaded with him, like, ‘Man, I gotta not do as many shows. Maybe do half the tour and be able to recover.’ And he just looked at me and was like, ‘I need you on those shows, Randy. Mother Nature gets us all.'”

Triple H taking over WWE: “All the opportunities he [Vince McMahon] gave me, it’s nice having him out of there and it’s nice having his son-in-law, Triple H, running the game. Nick Khan’s great. Everybody in TKO that’s come in, stepped in, they seem to get it, and it’s just a different era.”

You can check out the full interview below…