Randy Orton Makes Surprisingly Candid Admission About Early Career

Randy Orton

Randy Orton has opened up about not being ready for his first WWE Championship reign.

The 14-time WWE Champion is the subject of the latest A&E documentary ‘Biography: WWE Legends’, which aired for the first time on 25th February.

During the highly-anticipated look at Orton’s legendary career, the future WWE Hall Of Famer opened up about becoming the youngster ever WWE Champion after defeating Chris Benoit to lift the gold at SummerSlam 2004.

It marked the culmination of an incredible rise to the top of the WWE mountain for the third generation Superstar who had made his main roster debut just two years prior.

Orton was just 24 years of age when lifting the title that evening in Toronto, Canada and ‘The Viper’ candidly revealed that he was not ready for such a prominent position of responsibility during the fascinating new biography:

“It’s hard to describe the feeling of the responsibility, the amount of awesomeness that comes with holding that belt. I had the title but I didn’t have the maturity. I definitely was not ready. I’m really just sitting on top of the world. I’m making a lot of money for someone my age and I’m living the dream. And I am a cocky son of a b**ch.”

‘The Viper’ made a welcome return to action at Survivor Series 2023 after an 18 month injury layoff due to back surgery and narrowly missed out on a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 40 after getting down to the final two in the men’s Elimination Chamber bout on 24th February.

Orton was ultimately pinned by Drew McIntyre, who now heads to Philadelphia to challenge for Seth Rollins’ title at the ‘showcase of the immortals’.

Randy Orton Breaks Long-Standing Record At Elimination Chamber

Despite missing out on victory in the brutal bout at Elimination Chamber, Orton didn’t leave Perth, Australia without a new record attached to his name.

The 43 year-old veteran competed in his ninth Elimination Chamber match at the Optus Stadium, surpassing the previous record of eight held by current AEW star Chris Jericho. The appearance also marked Orton’s first Chamber appearance since 2021.

H/T: SEScoops for the above transcription.