Eric Bischoff compares Randy Orton to Goldberg and other Wrestling legends. The former RAW GM believes that the Viper has a gift most people will never have.
Randy Orton is one of the biggest stars in the WWE. For many kids who started watching around the Ruthless Aggression Era, he is perhaps the first wrestler apart from maybe John Cena that they came to know and eventually love.
Many have argued that Orton can be somewhat methodical in the ring and isn’t always committed. However, there are very few complaints against a free flowing Orton so much so that former RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff believes he is better that anyone right now and deserves to be among wrestling superstars and legends.
Eric Bischoff compares Randy Orton to Goldberg and other Wrestling legends
“You watch Randy Orton, and there is not an ounce of wasted motion. Everything he does means something. He’s so fluid, he’s like water going through a river over the rocks. It’s just poetry in motion because he’s so comfortable in his character. He has the natural talent and God-given gift that a lot of people never will have,” Bischoff stated on his 83 Weeks podcast.
“You have to believe you’re the character,” Bischoff continued. “You can’t play a wrestler, you can’t play a tough guy, you can’t play a nice guy, you can’t play a bad guy – you have to believe you’re a bad guy, and you have to believe you’re a nice guy.
“I keep using Randy because I can’t think of anyone better than Randy Orton. I don’t think anybody comes close to Randy Orton when it comes to what I’m talking about. Nobody. It takes time, talent, and guidance. You have to learn how to do it. There are a lot of ways you can learn it. Unfortunately, I think in WWE, the train is moving so fast. We hear the phrase drinking water out of a firehose, and that’s true for everybody in WWE, including the talent. You don’t really have a chance to learn much other than what you do every time you’re there.
“That’s the difference between superstars, legends – a guy like the Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Roddy Piper. Roddy believed, Randy Savage believed, Goldberg believed. I’ve got more quarters in my pocket than Goldberg had movesets, but it didn’t matter because he believed he was that guy when he came through there and snorted fire and spit smoke. Guess what? He believed in that moment he was that character, and the audience believed it too.”.
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