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Randal Keith Orton
BornApril 1 1980
FromKnoxville, Tennessee, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameRandy Orton
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight250 lbs (113 kg)
BilledSt. Louis, Missouri
Trained byBob Orton Jr.
Dave Finlay
Mid Missouri Wrestling Alliance
Ohio Valley Wrestling


Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (April 1, 1980) better known by his ring name Randy Orton, a American professional wrestler and actor who started with WWE.

After signing with WWF, Orton became a member of the stable Evolution, which quickly led to a WWE Intercontinental Championship reign, his first title with the company. Orton also acquired the moniker "The Legend Killer" during a storyline where he began disrespecting Hall of Famers and physically attacking veterans of the industry outside of appropriate restrictions. At age 24, Orton became the youngest person ever to hold the World Heavyweight Championship. With this win, Orton departed from Evolution and a feud with his former stablemates began. In 2006, Orton joined forces with Edge in a tag team known as Rated-RKO. Together, Orton and Edge held the World Tag Team Championship. After the team disbanded, during mid-2007, Orton gained two WWE Championship reigns in one night. Orton formed the group The Legacy with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in 2008. It disbanded in 2010 and Orton returned to singles competition. From 2013 to 2015, Orton was aligned with The Authority, who named him the "face of the WWE". In late 2016 he joined The Wyatt Family, winning the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship with stablemates Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper before turning on Wyatt in February 2017. He won his first United States Championship in 2018, subsequently becoming the 18th overall Grand Slam Champion.

Orton has held the WWE Championship nine-times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four-times. He was the final holder of the World Heavyweight Championship, which he unified with the WWE Championship at TLC 2013 to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton is recognized by WWE as having the fourth-most world championship victories in history behind only Triple H, Ric Flair, and John Cena. He is the winner of the 2013 Money in the Bank ladder match, both the 2009 and 2017 Royal Rumble matches, and has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WWE, including WrestleMania XXV and WrestleMania XXX.