On the latest edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, Randy Orton spoke to Edge and Christian about the latest stage of his wrestling career and the huge difference between now and when he first got started in the business.
Now 37 years old, Orton is one of the longest-tenured wrestlers on the WWE roster and it’s not as easy for him to maintain his peak physique as it was when he was younger.
“I’m always up and down when it comes to my body,” Orton said. “It’s stressful, it is.”
Edge and Christian both know how hard it is to maintain a strict eating regimen while eating healthy. Orton said past injuries made him fall out of shape for long stretches, and he also admitted to having a sweet tooth. Orton then jokingly took aim at Kevin Owens, saying he wishes he could get over the way Owens did.
“I guess Kevin Owens has it figured out. He started fat and he’ll finish fat,” Orton said with a laugh. “He’s trying to get himself over as the fat guy that can fight. Bless his heart, that’s great. I’m jealous.”
Christian pointed out that it’s easier for heels to get over despite bad physical condition, calling it “bad physique heat.” At this stage in his career, Orton said he loved the idea. He also revealed that he’s hoping to return to the dark side soon because he’s tired of playing the good guy.
“I love it and I’m gonna use that, hopefully, sooner than later when I turn heel again because I’m sick of this babyface thing, that’s for sure,” Orton said.
You can listen to Orton’s podcast appearance here.