10 Quick facts about: Randy Orton

1.Orton enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. At the base, he received a bad conduct discharge a year later after going AWOL on two separate occasions and disobeying an order from a commanding officer.He tried and convicted under a special court-martial, subsequently spending 38 days in a military prison.

2.Orton is a third-generation professional wrestler; his grandfather Bob Orton, Sr., his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton, and his uncle Barry Orton all competed in the professional wrestling business.

3. In July 2009, Orton revealed he read for the lead role in The Marine 2 , a sequel to the 2006 film The Marine. He was given the part, but after injuring his collarbone, the film’s producers decided to go with Ted DiBiase.

4.On July 30, 2013, Randy Orton was attacked by a spectator in Cape Town during a WWE tour of South Africa. WWE stated that the attack was not part of the planned events.

5.Before he started wrestling, He was referee with World Organized Wrestling.

6.WWE’s youngest Superstar to ever hold the World Heavyweight Championship at the age of 24.

7.Orton, allegedly, went into the empty Diva Rochelle Loewen locker room and destroyed a majority of Loewen’s “nice” items. It is even alleged that he defecated in her luggage.

8.He formed the group The Legacy (concept behind the group was that each member is a multi-generational wrestler) with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in 2008 It disbanded in 2010

9.In 2001, Orton signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was sent to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in Louisville, Kentucky, where he continued his training. During his time in OVW, Orton wrestled the likes of Rico Constantino and The Prototype and teamed with Bobby Eaton during a tag team title tournament.

10.Within weeks of his debut on the Raw brand, Orton suffered a shoulder injury,leaving him sidelined for months.While recovering, Orton still appeared on Raw in his own Randy News Network segment, a weekly vignette featuring him talking about his condition.[32][34] The show interrupted other segments of Raw programming, which caused Orton to slowly transition himself into a narcissistic and self-centered villain.