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Randy Orton Close Up: Success & Relationships in the WWE

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Randy Orton has been in or apart of the main event in 12 of the last 16 pay-per-views. This list dates all the way back to Money in the Bank 2013. Let’s get a closer look at these matches;

Money in the Bank (2013)

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Randy Orton defeats Rob Van Dam, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, Christian and CM Punk for the Money in the Bank Briefcase.

Summerslam (2013)

Randy Orton cashed in his Money in the Bank contract after Daniel Bryan pins John Cena for the WWE Championship and Triple H betrayed Daniel Bryan with a Pedigree to assure Orton's victory.

Randy Orton cashed in his Money in the Bank contract after Daniel Bryan pins John Cena for the WWE Championship and Triple H betrayed Daniel Bryan with a Pedigree to assure Orton’s victory.

 

Night of Champions (2013)

Randy Orton lost the WWE Title to Daniel Bryan but by a fast count.

Battleground (2013)

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Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan fight for the WWE Title ends in a no-contest after the Big Show knocks out both men.

Hell in a Cell (2013)

Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan after interference from a sweet chin music from special guest referee Shawn Michaels for the WWE Title.

Survivor Series (2013)

Randy Orton defeated The Big Show for the WWE Title.

TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs) (2013)

WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena to unify the belts.

Royal Rumble (2014)

 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated John Cena (However this bout was not the Main Event as the 30 man Royal Rumble match was.)

Elimination Chamber (2014)

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro (with Zeb Colter), Christian and Sheamus in an Elimination Chamber Match.

Wrestlemania XXX (2014)

Daniel Bryan defeats Randy Orton and Batista to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title

Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton and Batista to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Extreme Rules (2014)

The Shield (Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose) Defeated Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H) in a 6 man tag match. (This was another PPV where Orton wasn't involved in the Main Event)

The Shield (Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose) Defeated Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H) in a 6 man tag match. (This was another PPV where Orton wasn’t involved in the Main Event)

Payback (2014)

The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) defeat Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H) in a no dq rematch.

The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) defeat Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H) in a no dq rematch which served as the Main Event.

Money in the Bank (2014)

John Cena defeats Kane, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns for vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship

John Cena defeats Kane, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns for vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeats Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Kane in a Fatal Four-Way Title Match

WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeats Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Kane in a Fatal Four-Way Title Match.

Summerslam (2014)

Roman Reigns defeated Randy Orton (Another time Orton wasn't main event but the match recieved critical acclaim and lasted longer than the actual main event.)

Roman Reigns defeated Randy Orton (Another time Orton wasn’t main event but the match recieved critical acclaim and lasted longer than the actual main event.)

Night of Champions (2014)

Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho in the last match that he wasn't part of the Main Event. (This match lasted longer than the actual main event as well.)

Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho in the last match that he wasn’t part of the Main Event. (This match lasted longer than the actual main event as well.)

As previously mentioned Randy Orton will headline this weekend’s Hell in a Cell to bring his percentage of being involved with the PPV main events since MITB 2013 to 76%. Not too shabby.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not mad by any means. He’s a great in-ring worker, he has a fun character, he is always involved with some slick story line and pushes younger stars to reach their potential.

However if Rnady feels he’s being slighted or doesn’t agree with certain things that the creative team has planned for his character he has options. According to F4Wonline.com it is reported that Orton can simply disagree with the WWE creative team and they have to figure out a new option or he says “Talk to Triple H” which basically means the creative team has to yet again figure out something else for the Viper.

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