Randy Orton picked up the biggest momentum towards Elimination Chamber on this week’s Smackdown. He won the main event Gauntlet match put on the show defeating five other participants. Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, and Kofi Kingston came up short in the huge six-superstar match on Tuesday Night.
Kofi Kingston stole the show by competing on Smackdown Live for over one hour. AJ Styles eliminated him to receive Randy Orton who was the final member of the Gauntlet. But he did not enter through the ramp but decided to strike from behind. An RKO out of nowhere put AJ Styles down earning Orton the pinfall.
Although this match on Smackdown was short, it handed over a big accolade to Randy Orton. He achieved the record of competing in the third most number of matches on WWE TV. It does not come as a surprise since he entered the scene at a young age of just 22. 17 years later, he is still very much of an active competitor.
A fan on Twitter gave updates on this record. Randy Orton noticed this and retweeted this to let us know about the same to his fans. The Viper now stands third in the list of TV matches in the WWE. He stood in a tied position with Chris Jericho before this week’s Smackdown having won 745 matches. Now Orton has upped him with this Gauntlet victory.
Here’s the full update revealed the Twitter user,
“With tonight’s quick match v AJ Styles tonight RandyOrton has now moved into sole possession of 3rd Place(breaking tie with Chris Jericho) for most TV matches in WWF/E history over the past 48 years with now 746 of them. Next stop for 2nd is The Big Show with 798.”
As you can see, Big Show stands second in the list with 798 matches. Presumably, Kane should be the one to stand first in this list. He competed in the WWE for over 20 years starting from the 90s. So his set record in this regard should be something that might turn out to be unbreakable. But Randy Orton has a chance to break it.
He is just 38 years of old who might continue to wrestle for years to come. So if anyone can break Kane’s record, it will be Randy Orton. He is a 13-time world champion in the WWE who has seen and done it all. On this Sunday night, he is receiving another chance to pick up the WWE Championship, once again. The match will take place inside the Elimination Chamber structure.