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“I was afraid” – WWE Legend recalls being terrified of The Undertaker during a past storyline

Yasser Ayaz
|Mon Aug 08 2022

WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton jr. recently recalled working alongside The Undertaker and admitted being scared of The Phenom.

Bob Orton Jr. is a pro wrestling veteran and father of The Legend Killer, Randy Orton. The former WWF star has shared the ring with legends like Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, and Mr. Wonderful. However, Bob recently sat with Koffin Radio and opened up about his time working with WWE in 2004. The Hall of Famer also confessed that he was frightened by The Undertaker during that time.

Bob Orton Jr. played a key role in the 2004 feud between his son Randy Orton and The Undertaker. The father-son duo went on to put Taker through a lot of trouble including burning him in a handicap match. Eventually, the rivalry came to an end at the 2005 Wrestlemania. 

Bob Orton states he was literally terrified by The Undertaker

While speaking on the show, Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. shared how he felt returning to the ring after 20 years and working with his son. The Hall of Famer admitted that he was scared of The Man from the Darkside.

However, Bob confessed working alongside his son in a big feud ‘was fantastic’. He seemed gratified for being a part of that storyline. The veteran also hailed Orton and Taker for the outstanding matches they delivered during that rivalry. He stated:

“It was fantastic, I was afraid of The Undertaker. But we had a great great run. And those guys had some good matches…”

During the show, the Cowboy was also asked about his take on his son’s pro wrestling venture. Bob expressed his pride in seeing his son thrive. Bob even feels The Legend Killer was the best WWE had for years.

The Hall of Famer also names his best match in WWE

A lot of you might not be aware of the fact that Bob Orton Jr. was a part of the Wrestlemania 1 main event. Although he wasn’t involved in the match officially, he did play a key role in the output. 

Standing on the ringside of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, the veteran tried to provide some external help. But, he failed and ended up making Hulk Hogan and Mr. T the first-ever to win the main event of WrestleMania. Despite the outcome, Bob feels his appearance at the inaugural edition of the Show of Shows was his best.

Nevertheless, when Bob was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, it was his son Randy Orton who did the honors. The legacy of the Orton family is cruising in the pro wrestling world as The Legend Killer is still one of the top stars in WWE.

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