Randy Orton to Surpass The Undertaker, Triple H and John Cena’s Records at Hell in a Cell 2021

Published 06/01/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 08: World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)


Randy Orton recently surprised the wrestling world by sporting a new goatee-look on the latest episode of Raw and even used Matt Riddle’s finisher ‘Bro Derek’ to seal a victory on the show. Fans are excited for this new partnership angle for him and we may even see the two capture Tag Team gold soon. 

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With Hell in a Cell approaching soon, we will undoubtedly see Randy Orton and Riddle challenge AJ Styles and Omos for the Raw Tag Team Championship. If this happens, ‘The Viper’ will reach another milestone in his illustrious career. 

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Orton already holds the record for most appearances on Raw, surpassing Chris Jericho for that position but is in for yet another record should he participate at Hell in a Cell. This would be the running for most WWE Pay Per View appearances of all time, a record held by Kane.

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Randy is currently tied at second place with The Undertaker at 174 appearances in PPVs. He is just one short of ‘The Big Red Machine’ who stands at 175.

Over their long careers spanning decades, Taker and Kane accumulated several high-profile matches and stayed relevant in the business, unlike other Superstars that fade away after their time in the spotlight. 

HOUSTON – APRIL 05: Randy Orton makes his way to the ring for his match with Triple H for the WWE Championship belt at “WrestleMania 25” at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/WireImage)

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Randy Orton is experienced beyond his years

‘The Legend Killer’ has been in it since his early 20s. He is undoubtedly one of the best wrestlers in the world today with experience beyond his years.

Orton has learned from 3 generations of professional wrestlers and has more knowledge about the sport than most other stars.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: Batista, Triple H, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan attend the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Realistically speaking, he is one of WWE’s biggest assets and has been the most consistent performer over the years. By the time he actually hangs up his boots, he will surely be included in the discussion for the Greatest of all time. 

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Randy Orton may stand at 174, but he has already overtaken John Cena (161), Triple H (170), and Big Show (142). That being said, this isn’t the only achievement he is yet to put his stamp on. 

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)

‘The Viper’ is a 14-time World Champion. He trails only John Cena and Ric Flair in the list of most World Championships in WWE history. Cena and Flair are tied at 16, and Orton could overtake them in a few years if things go his way. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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