Randy Orton is one of the greatest superstars in pro wrestling history. While he is now established himself as one of the more accomplished senior wrestlers, there was a time when he was considered young blood. And this disparity was the cause of backstage heat with a WWE Hall of Famer back in 2013.
The current Senior Vice President of Live Events Road Dogg revealed that he had real-life backstage heat with Orton back in 2013 on his “Oh…You Didn’t Know” podcast. Road Dogg disclosed that a case of tardiness by The Viper gave birth to the heat.
“At this point, me and Randy Orton, me, Billy (Gunn), and Randy Orton are kind of butting heads a little bit, and it’s just because Randy’s the man, and he’s been the man for a while, and Randy is the last one on the bus and Randy is Randy, you know what I mean? I was young in sobriety, and I was older in my wrestling, and I was like, ‘Why are we waiting on him? If me and Billy are here, so should he.’ So, that’s my ego and my pride talking, and he has the same thing. He’s an alpha with ego and pride too,”
“We butted heads a little bit on that tour, but it was after that tour that me and him kind of saw each other and said, ‘Are we good, man?’ But it didn’t help we worked some matches and it kind of perpetuated it even in the matches and the execution of the matches, or so I thought, and looking back, it was me being egotistical and thinking he should bow down. Oh, we’re the old-timers, you’ve got to bend a little bit, and he was saying, like, ‘No, you bend.’ I get it, you know what I mean,”Road Dogg
Randy Orton has been out of action since 2022 due to a back injury. He is however set to make a return at WrestleMania 39. It remains to be seen who he would be put up against, or if he will wrestle at the event at all.
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