Former NXT Tag Team Champion Cites Randy Orton as His Favorite Opponent in WWE

Published 11/01/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


‘The Viper’ Randy Orton has done it all in the pro-wrestling business. The third-generation wrestler has successfully surpassed his predecessors and is still going on strong in WWE.

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The future Hall of Famer is currently enjoying his Raw tag team reign with Matt Riddle and is showing no signs of slowing down. Orton has inspired multiple superstars of this generation and gets a lot of praise from his peers in the ring.

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Former NXT tag team champion, Fandango, recently confessed his respect for the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and thinks he is one of the greatest in-ring workers in the business today.

Fandango spoke on the virtual signing with the Asylum Wrestling Store where the former WWE superstar recalled his time with ‘The Viper’ and explained why he still is at the top of his game.

Fandango believes Randy Orton can perform a “lost art” in pro wrestling

During the media call, Fandango explained why Orton is best in the game. It is because of the way he handles his opponents in a fight, which is to make them look good in the eyes of the crowd as well.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Randy Orton enters the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

“Randy Orton just because he’s just on another level, his talent, you know, he Yeah, he’s a very gifted performer and very makes he makes his opponents look really good in the ring, which is kind of a lost art. So, but that’s what Randy up their top in my top echelon, for sure” Fandango said. [h/t: Fightful]

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One such example of Orton carrying his opponents is the early days of Kofi Kingston, where ‘The Viper’ helped a young Kofi by putting him over in a few segments and matches.

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For now, it looks like Orton is having an easy schedule during his tag team reign but the WWE Universe truly wants ‘The Viper’ back in the singles action.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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