Randy Orton Breaks Record Held By AEW Star At WWE Elimination Chamber

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Randy Orton set a record at Elimination Chamber that is a testament to his longevity as a WWE superstar.

The WWE Elimination Chamber match started in 2002, which was the year that Randy Orton debuted on the main roster. Orton wasn’t in that first one, but his appearance in the 2024 Men’s Elimination Chamber match in Perth, Australia set a new standard.

By competing in this year’s Elimination Chamber match, Orton has now competed in a record nine Elimination Chamber matches. Orton was tied with former WWE Champion and current AEW wrestler Chris Jericho for the lead with eight appearances each.

This stat was mentioned by Michael Cole on the Elimination Chamber broadcast. Cole also mentioned Jericho by name, but obviously did not mention that he works for AEW.

In his legendary career that has seen him win 14 WWE World Championships, Randy Orton has only won the Elimination Chamber match once in 2014. That match had a star-studded field with Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Sheamus, Christian and Cesaro as the other wrestlers involved.

This year’s Chamber match was the first time that Orton has stepped inside the Chamber since 2021. Orton missed 18 months of action from May 2022 until his return at Survivor Series last November.

What Happened To Randy Orton Inside The Elimination Chamber?

Randy Orton was the fifth entrant in this year’s Elimination Chamber match. He joined the match after Drew McIntyre, LA Knight, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley. Orton also got into the match before the US Champion Logan Paul, who was the final entrant.

During the match, Orton eliminated Kevin Owens and Logan Paul after hitting them with RKOs. In Paul’s case, that RKO truly came out of nowhere since the camera was focused on Paul while was putting brass knuckles on his hand.

That left Orton and McIntyre as the final two men in the match. Unfortunately for Orton, Paul was still in the Chamber and he nailed Orton with a punch while wearing the brass knuckles. Since it’s a match without disqualifications, there is nothing that the referee could do. McIntyre covered Orton to win and take the World Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania 40.

Based on what happened, it appears as though Randy Orton is set for a WrestleMania 40 showdown with US Champion Logan Paul, but the match isn’t official yet.