Randy Orton is one of the most well-known wrestlers in WWE. Just a few years after his debut, he became the youngest WWE world champion after defeating Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight Championship title. With a decade long career, this third-generation professional wrestler has slain many wrestlers. He has also been part of many controversies. Some of them were just rumours, but there are some rumours which turned out to be true.
The rivalry of Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston started a decade ago when Randy blamed Kofi for costing him his WWE Championship against Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes. Since then the duo has met several times in the ring, with ‘the viper’ winning most of the matches. In 2011, Kofi revealed that he will be ‘taking Randy Orton down.’ This came out to be true when Kofi decimated Orton a month ago at the Summer slam pay-preview. Both will again fight each other at the upcoming Clash of Champions.
In the start of this year, there were rumours that many WWE superstars, including Randy Orton, will be leaving the company to join another wrestling company, AEW (All Elite Wrestling). These rumours eventually came out to be true when many Wrestling channels revealed that the 13-time world champion will be leaving WWE as soon as his contract gets over. However, when WWE officials heard about this news, they gave a new contract to Orton. According to many reports, the company is now paying more to the WWE superstar, then other A-list wrestlers.
At the end of 2016, there were rumours that Randy and Samantha are thinking of ending their relationship. These rumours turned out to be true after Samantha filed for divorce from Randy in March 2017. In an interview with TMZ, Samantha stated that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The two got married back in 2007 and have a daughter together. Samantha got the sole custody of daughter, Alanna.