Randy Orton

Professional Wrestler
Born Apr 1, 1980

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor signed to WWE. Orton is a third-generation professional wrestler; his grandfather Bob Orton, Sr. , father "Cowboy" Bob Orton, and uncle Barry O all competed in the professional wrestling industry. Before being promoted to the main World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) roster, Orton trained in and wrestled for Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling for a month.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Randy Orton.


1980 Birth Born on April 1, 1980.


1998 18 Years Old After graduating from high school in 1998, Orton enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. … Read More


2000 20 Years Old Orton made his wrestling debut in 2000 at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling (MMWA-SICW) in St. Louis, Missouri, an offshoot of the historic St. Louis Wrestling Club headed by Sam Muchnick. … Read More
In 2001, Orton signed a deal with the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was sent to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in Louisville, Kentucky, where he continued his training. … Read More
One of Orton's first official WWF appearances was March 16, 2002 at WrestleMania X8's Fan Axxess, where he was defeated by Tommy Dreamer.
2003 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Orton spent much of his time helping Triple H overcome challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship. … Read More
2004 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Orton continued to establish himself as a "Legend Killer" throughout 2004, challenging the semi-retired wrestler Mick Foley. … Read More
…  Orton was granted another chance at the championship in January 2005, but lost a six-man championship Elimination Chamber match to Triple H at New Year's Revolution. … Read More
Following Armageddon, Orton entered the 2006 Royal Rumble match as the thirtieth and final wrestler, but he was eliminated by Rey Mysterio. … Read More


2010 - 2012 4 More Events
…  On the January 4 SmackDown, Orton declared his entry in the 2013 Royal Rumble match. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Orton made his first successful title defense as WWE World Heavyweight Champion on January 26, 2014, at the Royal Rumble, defeating Cena in a rematch after interference by The Wyatt Family. … Read More
2015 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2015, Orton got engaged to Kimberly Kessler, and they were married on November 14, 2015.
In May 2016, the two were expecting their first child together, Kessler's fourth and Orton's second.
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