How Randy Orton Helped Propel A WWE Superstar To A Main Event Spot In 2004

How Randy Orton Helped Propel A WWE Superstar To A Main Event Spot In 2004

Former WWE Superstar Maven shared insights into his brief tenure at the main event level in WWE during 2004, attributing his push to the unwavering support of Randy Orton.

Maven was a member of Randy Orton’s Survivor Series 2004 team, a role that catapulted him to a one-night position as Raw General Manager and earned him a shot at Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

In a candid YouTube video, Maven expressed deep gratitude towards Orton, underscoring the latter’s consistent support and encouragement throughout their friendship. He praised Orton for never changing his demeanour and always treating him with respect.

He never in any way changed the way he treated me. He never big-timed me in any way. In fact, he always went out of his way to even try to help me. He would go to the writing team, he would always encourage them to use me in different ways, different roles.

Reflecting on his involvement in the Survivor Series storyline, Maven credited Orton’s influence as a key factor. He noted that his presence in the main event felt out of place compared to other top-tier stars like Triple H and Batista, suggesting that Orton’s advocacy was instrumental in his inclusion.

I’ve always thought that me being inserted into the Survivor Series angle in 2004, probably directly correlated with him encouraging them to use me. Because if you look at the participants in that, one guy stands out that doesn’t fit. It’s not Triple H. It’s not Batista. It’s me, I’m the one that does not fit.

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