Randy Orton has been out of action in WWE for well over a year and now AEW’s Matt Hardy has revealed that The Viper is feeling the effects of all those RKOs outta nowhere.
Speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast the AEW star explained how his body changed over the years between two big matches against The Young Bucks and says he’s always in the process of changing things to keep his body healthy at this point in his career:
“Yes, it has, it has (our bodies changed between ROH Ladder match in 2017 & Double or Nothing 2022 versus Young Bucks) and there’s some things…Once again, it’s very weird, as you get older, it’s just like you have to change things to keep your body in a certain condition and I’m constantly in a process of changing things.
“I actually had a lot of people that complimented the stuff at Double or Nothing and I’ve been doing a lot of balance training, as crazy as that sounds.”
Hardy then explained that he’d been doing balance training after talking to Randy Orton who revealed he has balance issues following years of landing on his back after delivering devastating RKOs:
“But I’ve been doing balance training because just like, I had a long conversation with Randy Orton. He was talking about how messed up his body was just from doing the RKO over and over and over again and you know, I told him, ‘You can only imagine how my hips and lower back feel after all those leg drops over all the years.’
“But he was just talking about how bad his balance was, that he didn’t realize and that kind of got me thinking and I’ve done more balance training than anything else recently and I feel like it’s helped me on my movement and whatnot and hopefully my flexibility.”
Randy Orton’s last appearance in a WWE ring came back in May 2022 when he teamed with Matt Riddle in a losing effort against The Usos as the brothers unified both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
h/t POST Wrestling