As a third-generation superstar, Randy Orton was earmarked for success the moment he signed with WWE in 2001. In his nearly two decades in WWE, Orton has feuded with some of the top stars in the business. And sharing the ring with the likes of Triple H, Mick Foley, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and more allowed Orton to evolve into the superstar fans see today.
Speaking to Corey Graves on After The Bell, Orton revealed who helped him out the most throughout his career.
"Triple H and Ric Flair, for obvious reasons are at the top of that list. Shawn Michaels gave me a very hard time coming in. I don't think he liked me much. After about five years, things kind of changed and I ended up learning a lot from him. Undertaker. Mysterio. I learned so much with Rey. And John Cena. God, I hate saying it, but I learned a lot from that motherfucker. I really did. Talk about slowing down and breathing and listening to the people. He was a master. He was a fucking ninja at listening to the crowd," remarked Orton.
Elsewhere during the interview, Orton, who just signed a new five-year deal with WWE, revealed he wants to help younger talent with "the little things" in the ring. You can view his full comments by clicking here.
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