“The Viper” Randy Orton is bar none the greatest wrestler in the world right now. He was already one of the best of all time and what he has done this year in the ring and on the mic has elevated him even more amongst the all time greats.
Orton recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about why younger wrestlers take too many risks in the ring just to amuse the fans.
He said while he appreciates them risking their bodies for the fans this kind of wrestling will only shorten their career. He also expressed his disappointment toward superstars who perform flashy and unique moves but fail to tell a story in the ring. He said that it is essential to slow down and tell a story with facial expressions and mannerisms.
He goes on to blame wrestling fans and said that their chants encourage these wrestlers to risk their career by doing a flashy move. He said “I can’t stand when I see 10 false finishes in a row, where a guy takes a powerbomb and then he’s up and then he’s delivering a knee, and then the other guy ducks, and then it’s boom, boom, boom, boom. It’s too much. But because these guys are capable of doing it, because the fans are going to chant ‘Fight Forever!’ and all that cr#p, they’re going to keep doing it because they think that’s what they’ve got to do to get that reaction.
He also said that the younger generation of superstars need to learn how to work a better pace.
Currently Randy Orton is set to face Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship.