– After heinously assaulting Jeff Hardy twice last week, Randy Orton kicked off this week’s episode of SmackDown LIVE to give the WWE Universe a piece of his mind and a little insight into his motives.
“The Apex Predator” claimed that his savage attacks on “The Charismatic Enigma” have actually been because of the WWE Universe. Orton cited that he doesn’t get the respect he deserves, despite being in WWE for 16 years. “The Viper” claimed that although he used to be called “The Legend Killer,” the only real “Legend Killers” are the WWE fans themselves. Orton made it clear that he intended on continuing to target Hardy and would do so until he took him out for good, writing his final chapter.
Orton closed by saying he’s been called many things during his WWE career, but the only thing that matters is these three destructive letters: R-K-O.
According to WrestleVotes on Twitter, Orton’s heel turn is something he pushed for.
Regarding Randy Orton’s heel turn, it has been something he’s wanted for a while now. Orton definitely pushed for it. I’m expecting him to be the top heel on SmackDown going forward. With him, Nakamura, Joe, Miz & Almas, SD has a strong mix of main event level heels.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 26, 2018
– Dolph Ziggler is celebrating his birthday today as the Intercontinental Champion turns 38 years old.
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) July 27, 2018
Also celebrating a birthday today is former WWE Superstar Shannon Moore, who turns 39 years old.
– One of the most legendary competitors in WWE history, Triple H, is a 14-time World Champion. Relive “The Game”‘s title victories against the likes of The Rock, Goldberg, The Undertaker and more.