Internet trolls. Dealing with them is second nature in pro wrestling. Some are super fans who think they know everything. Others are wrestlers who love screwing with the casual viewer. And then, there’s Randy Orton.
Orton had many of us convinced with the possibility of going to All Elite Wrestling after his contract ended in 2020. He was even trolling on Instagram 2 weeks ago.
We’ve reported this, and yesterday we released the story of Vince McMahon and WWE creative nixing his idea of putting a faction together with current WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Revival.
Fresh off a debut episode of WWE Backstage on FS1, it looks like we finally got an answer on what the 13-time world champion will do next:
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 6, 2019
Randy took to Twitter to confirm the report from WWE Backstage:
The 3 most dangerous letters in sports entertainment- #RKO
just re-signed with the 3 most dominant letters in sports entertainment- #WWE
Looking forward to pi$$ing off the #WWEUNIVERSE for at least 5 more years #WWEBACKSTAGE @FS1 @WWE
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) November 6, 2019
Based on this tweet, Orton is now contracted with World Wrestling Entertainment until Winter 2024. Putting him well into his 40s.
While this may be disappointing to the fans of AEW or even WWE. Or people who want to see the former Royal Rumble winner start afresh, it was a smart move. With WWE COO Triple H being the broker between the company and Randy Orton resigning. For Orton, it’s stability. He will forever be a constant threat to any championship currently in WWE, albeit Orton’s last world title win was at WrestleMania 33 in April 2017.
Now we wait for The Revival’s next move. Whatever it may be, Pro Wrestling Post will remain ahead of the game and bring you the story as it evolves.
It’s simple, troll the internet, raise the stock, get paid. Randy is a veteran for a reason. This resigning is a major coup on WWE’s part which I am sure Orton will be paid handsomely going forward as he winds down his career. Congrats Randy Orton, you played the game well.
Excited to see Randy Orton stay in WWE? Well, enjoy one of his greatest RKO’s in recent memory on Ricochet just one week ago on Monday Night RAW.