Randy Orton Discusses Having Meltdowns In Front Of Vince McMahon

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Randy Orton has recently opened up on the relationship he had with Vince McMahon in the early years of career, and how the WWE Chairman saw him at his worst.

Despite now being one of the long-term standouts on the WWE roster and a highly-decorated superstar, many would be forgiven for not seeing that as being likely after the antics of ‘The Viper’ in his early years.

Including a spell being suspended in 2006 for “unprofessional conduct”, Randy Orton has admitted in the past that he lost his way for a period of time, which would land him in hot water with the higher-ups in the company.

Speaking during a recent interview with, Randy Orton discussed how he would be sent to Vince McMahon on multiple occasions, and the relationship they’ve had over the years because of it.

Yeah, it’s totally changed over the years. We had a weird – not weird, but a different kind of relationship. Early on, I was getting in trouble a lot and there was a lot of times I had go to the principal’s office.

I used to dread it. For some reason, I’d always leave that office and I’d go back to the locker room and I’d be on the show that night. He had no reason to keep me around with some of the s**t that I was pulling. Some of it was just dumb, immature kid sh*t.

Orton also predicts that the reason he kept getting opportunities is because McMahon saw certain aspects of himself in the youngster.

He’s seen me in dark periods where I’ve had meltdowns and breakdowns in front of him. I’ve beat my head against the wall in front of him, as a 25 year old man just emotional f**king – “Arrrr!” – not knowing how to express myself.

He’s witnessed that in close quarters. I think he sees a little bit of my crazy in him – even if it’s just a little bit.

Randy Orton is now in his second WWE Raw Tag Team Championship reign alongside Riddle. The pair are now preparing to team with Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania Backlash in a huge six-man tag match.