Unlikely WWE Star Takes Up Randy Orton’s Record Challenge

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One WWE star wants to prove Randy Orton wrong after The Viper claimed there’s one company record that he holds that is unlikely to ever be broken.

At SummerSlam 2004, Randy Orton became WWE’s youngest World Heavyweight Champion at the age of just 24. Many at the time felt this change was done to get Brock Lesnar’s name out of the record books as he was the youngest WWE Champion at the age of 25 when he won the gold at the 2002 SummerSlam. Lesnar left the company under a cloud just a few months before Orton’s big win.

Speaking to WrestleBinge, Randy Orton explained why he thinks his record as the youngest male world champion in WWE history probably isn’t going anywhere:

As far as someone becoming the youngest World Heavyweight Champion and taking that from me, I don’t see that happening. Only because I think it was a very special circumstance when I became the youngest World Champion. I was 24 years old, and I don’t know if there’s anyone young enough to make it to that yet.

So I think I’m gonna hold that for quite some time, if not from here on out.

Young WWE Star Wants To Prove Randy Orton Wrong

Now NXT star Je’Von Evans has taken to social media to offer his respect to Orton but seemingly taking him up on the challenge to break his record:

All Respect To You @RandyOrton But I Love A Challenge OG #TheYoungOG#NXTYoungBlood#WWENXT #WWE

20-year-old Je’Von Evans has only had 9 televised matches in WWE since joining the company in early 2024. However, he is making a splash in NXT and teamed with NXT Champion Trick Williams to defeat Gallus’ Mark Coffey and Wolfgang on the 28th of May edition of the show.