Randy Orton was certainly one of the most influential performers to set foot in WWE over the past decade and a half. Despite having been active in this business for a long time, the Viper has always managed to stay on the crest of the wave by also finding the time to improve their repertoire.
His feuds with Edge and Bray Wyatt have received praise not only within the WWE, but also from authoritative insiders and commentators. The 14-time world champion is now engaged in a storyline with Riddle, which features some very funny and hilarious sides.
According to rumors, the Legend Killer could be destined to win the Raw Tag Team Championship in the near future. In fact, it seems that he and Riddle may engage in a rivalry with the New Day, but for the moment there are no certainties about it.
In the latest edition of his Grilling JR podcast, current AEW commentator Jim Ross said Orton is the best superstar around. He said: "I don't think anyone is better than Randy Orton in the wrestling world right now.
Obviously this is a subjective opinion. I love Randy's work, even if I don't look at it with enough regularity that I can do a full evaluation. Over the past few months I have often tuned in to observe some of Orton's segments, I must admit that he has not let me down even once.
No matter what story he's been involved in, he always manages to put something extra into it. I'm sure there are some Kenny Omega fans who won't agree with me. In their judgment, Kenny is the best wrestler in the world.
They have the full right to express their opinion, so I have no intention of arguing."
WWE WrestleMania Backlash results
Here's what happened in the latest WWE WrestleMania Backlash Pay-per-Wiew, which took place on 5/16/2021 at WWE Thunderdome (Yuengling Center) in Tampa, Florida.
Sheamus beats Ricochet Main Card:
Women's Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women's Championship:
Rhea Ripley beats Asuka and Charlotte Flair (Rhea remains champion) Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships:
Rey Mysterio & Dominik beat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (Mysterio's are the new couple champions) Lumberjack Match:
Damian Priest beats The Miz - Lumberjacks outside the ring were zombies to advertise the Army of the Dead movie starring WWE Hall of Famer Batista.
Women's Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship:
Bianca Belair beats Bayley (Bianca remains champion) Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship:
Bobby Lashley beats Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre (Lashley remains champion) Single Match for the Universal Championship:
Roman Reigns (w / Paul Heyman) defeats Cesaro (Reigns remains champion) - At the end of the match Jey Uso attacks Cesaro and Seth Rollins arrives to attack the Swiss.
Notes from the show:
- The next WWE PPV has been announced and surprisingly it will not be Money in the Bank but Hell in a Cell for June 20th always at Thunderdome.
- The duo titles of Raw, WWE Women's Tag Team and the Intercontinental Championship were not defended in this PPV.