The WWE Record Randy Orton Doesn’t Think Will Be Broken

Randy Orton

Randy Orton has done it all during his illustrious career and there’s one WWE record that he still holds that he doesn’t think will be broken.

Randy Orton burst onto the WWE scene in 2002 but it wasn’t until he returned from a shoulder injury and joined up with Triple H, Ric Flair, and Batista in Evolution that he really made a name for himself. Orton captured the Intercontinental Title as all four members of the group held gold simultaneously but more was to come.

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.

Randy Orton Thinks He’ll Keep Major WWE Record

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.

Any WWE star that breaks Orton’s record will now have to have been born in the 21st century. The first WWE star to hold a title that was born after 1999 was Brooks Jensen who is now teasing his own defection out of WWE. Jensen previously held the NXT UK Tag Team Title but seems a long way from ever adding a WWE world title to his CV.

h/t WrestleTalk