WWE Hall Of Famer “Thinks Of Randy Orton, Not Kenny Omega” When It Comes To Pro Wrestlers

Randy Orton

According to one WWE Hall of Famer, Randy Orton, not Kenny Omega, is the definition of the term “pro wrestler”.

Different people interpret the ideal pro wrestler in different ways. Some might think of wacky-over-the-top personalities with physiques to match like Hulk Hogan or Macho <an Randy Savage.

Others think of technical grappling greats like Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, or Bret Hart.

Others still think of wrestlers as those masked acrobats that do crazy things in and above the wrestling ring like Rey Mysterio, Jushin Liger, or a bevy of other luchadores.

But if you were to ask Bully Ray, a.k.a Bubba Ray Dudley, he’d list Randy Orton as his defining and prototypical pro wrestler.

Speaking on an episode of Busted Open Radio, Bully Way explained exactly why Randy Orton was a more ideal wrestler than Omega.

“When I hear the word pro wrestler, I think of Randy Orton, not Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega is definitely the best of something in the world, I just don’t know if the right word is pro wrestler.”

Bully Ray singled out Omega’s spot-driven approach to wrestling as the reason why he’s less of a complete performer than Orton.

He also thinks that, if Omega were to somehow have matches with someone like Orton or John Cena, then those wrestlers would benefit Omega because they would lead to more psychology-driven matches and less flashy action, the latter being something that Omega has been much criticized for in the past.

h/t Inside The Ropes for the transcription