When it comes to who is the most outstanding WWE wrestler in this generation, Randy Orton is easily in the top five based on the level that he wrestles time that he steps the ring, Randy Orton made his WWE televised debut on Smackdown in 2002, and since then he has had a legendary WWE run. Randy Orton is 41 years old and has become one of the biggest stars in the WWE and could go down in history as the longest active WWE wrestler of his generation. During Randy Orton’s time in WWE, he has become a legend through his popularity and impact when pushing wrestlers to be better in the ring. In this article, I will be discussing five Randy Orton matches you should watch.
5. Randy Orton vs. Edge – Vengeance 2004
Randy Orton and Edge have great chemistry and feuded many times, including their classic feud from 2020 when Edge returned after being gone for years. Some of their best matches took place way back in 2004. Edge had just returned from a neck injury, and Randy was the Intercontinental champion. The two stars were on a mission at the WWE Vengeance PPV to show the world who the best wrestler at that time was. This was a rare case of WWE giving mid-card guys at that time 26 minutes to steal the show, and they did that. In the end, Edge would win, but this was a star-making performance for both men.
4. Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan – WrestleMania XXX
When it comes to Wrestlemania XXX, a lot of the focus is on Daniel Bryan, but it is important to look at Randy and Batista’s roles in making sure that Daniel Bryan was a believable star. Orton and Batista would work great together to ensure that Bryan would have to earn this match. Orton was his typical heelish self, but he added more to his style and delivered in big moments throughout the match. The most significant moment came when Randy and Batista worked together to do a Batista Bomb-RKO combo putting Bryan through the announce table. Daniel Bryan winning the world championship on the biggest stage is one of the greatest WWE moments, and Randy played a huge part in that.
3. Randy Orton vs. John Cena – Breaking Point 2009
John Cena and Randy Orton have wrestled many times in WWE. If you were to ask a wrestling fan, they might say that these two wrestled way too much. Randy Orton and John Cena have had more matches together than I can count, but there was one match that stood out more than any of the others, and that was their IQuit match at Breaking Point 2009. This match was one of the best I quit matches WWE put together because both wrestlers ensured that the match stayed entertaining while showing that they hated each other.
2. Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley – Backlash 2004
It would be impossible not to add this match because, to many wrestlers fans, this is Randy Orton’s best match. Randy Orton was a rising star in 2004, but it was this match with Mick Foley that wrestling fans finally started to respect Randy. This was a hardcore match, and it delivered from the start of the bell to the finish. There was barbed wire, thumbtacks, crazy dives, and blood. Randy would benefit from this match because it would make him into a star by being able to match this with the hardcore wrestling legend.
1. Randy Orton Vs. Shawn Michaels – Unforgiven 2003
The number one match on this list is a match that newer wrestling fans probably don’t know about but should go back in the watch after reading this article. When it comes to Shawn Michaels, he is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and could make anyone look good. Shawn Michaels was at a good place physically, and it showed, as he made sure that a young Randy Orton looked good in the ring. This match was one of the foundation matches to Randy being the Legend Killer and putting on great matches. The Two WWE greats put on a great match that would be hard to match when they faced each other again in the future. Randy Orton would win this match with the help of Ric Flair, and this would be the start of a legendary journey for Randy.