Rumors around Randy Orton leaving the WWE surrounded the internet for the better part of the past couple of months.
This man is an original WWE star who was born and brought up, here. So it appeared to be a surprise that the future Hall of Famer was even thinking of quitting the brand.
In case you have forgotten, The Viper posed a picture with The Elite written in the background.
Consecutively, Chris Jericho, the All Elite Wrestling world champion responded to the post on Instagram that he would try to bring him into the WWE’s rival brand.
But all of those speculations went away when Randy Orton confirmed signing another deal with the WWE. It is reportedly a multi-year deal that will keep The Apex Predator on the hunt for more victims.
During a recent edition of After The Bell podcast, Randy Orton spoke to Corey Graves about the possibility of “dipping his toe” in waters outside of WWE. The Viper made an honest confession that he was just having a good time with those AEW teases and he didn’t want to leave WWE, at all.
At the end of the day, it’s all about getting a handsome amount for performing in a company. He’s happy to do so while being under the WWE banner. Check out the exact comments from Randy Orton, (courtesy ringsidenews.com)
“Yeah, I was just having fun. More-so now than ever I’m aware of other guys like Will Ospreay and other guys who worked with Cody and I’m watching more wrestling.
I’m not in the WWE bubble as much as I’ve been for almost the last two decades and I’m learning to appreciate other styles a little more instead of just quickly seeing something that isn’t how I would do it or isn’t how I would sell it and I’m realizing in its own way it’s good.”
“This might be upsetting for some people, but I never really saw myself leaving WWE.
To me, it was about getting to the point where I’m happy and what I’m doing to my body and the amount of time that I’m gone from my family.
In the end, it’s all gonna be worth it and that’s where I’m at right now so I’m definitely happy being a WWE Superstar.”
Randy Orton is not in the championship picture for a long time considering the fact that WWE allows him to work in a lighter schedule.
The 13-time champ regularly appears on TV be it on Raw or SmackDown but is not forced to work in all of the house shows.
He gets to choose which of the live events he would work which is a great advantage of his deal with the WWE.