Randy Orton reveals what he would have become if not for WWE. The Apex Predator is a third generation professional wrestler.
If your grandfather, father and uncle have all been wrestlers it is only natural that you would also gravitate towards it. That however, wasn’t the case for Randy Orton. The grandson and son of Bob Orton and Bob Orton Jr. instead felt intimidated by it.
The Viper, who recently appeared on The Kurt Angle Show, revealed that he never saw himself going toe to toe with the behemoths his father shared the locker room with. Instead, he had his own fascination that he wanted to pursue; one that would be intertwined to his own wrestling career.
Randy Orton reveals what he would have become if not for WWE
“I never once had the confidence in myself to think that I could do what my dad did. You know I was in the locker room at a very young age and I saw these huge mountains of men joking and laughing. Just…just…behemoths! and I’m back there as a little kid. That day forward, seeing all those men, I never once considered myself to be able to go toe to toe with them or be on their level in any way, shape or form.
“My interest was in animals. At a very young age I remember I caught a Garter snake in the backyard, and was fascinated by it. Even to this day I have a fascination with reptiles and I wanted to be a herpatologist; which is someone that is interested in the study of reptiles.”
Despite what Orton thought of himself, there is no denying the day he pulls the curtains on his career, he will go down as one of the grreatest entertainer of his generation.
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