Randy Orton is receiving the biggest push of his career, and it looks like there is no stopping him.
Last year Orton’s career was hit and miss as he didn’t win a single championship belt. He was just wrestling in the background and feuding with a number of different wrestlers. Not to mention last year he got suspended for 60 days for his second violation in WWE‘s wellness policy.
At the beginning of 2013, Orton was going through the motions and was feuding with The Shield and Big Show. In real life, Orton was feeling unhappy as a babyface and wanted to become a heel again. It appeared WWE granted his wish, but they also pushed him to become their No. 1 guy.
Orton became the Money in the Bank winner and his heel turn was complete when he beat Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam. From that point on, Orton has never looked back.
It wasn’t until the TLC PPV did I realize that WWE is pushing Orton’s career to heights I never thought possible. Orton beat John Cena cleanly to become the first ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion. At this rate, it looks like Orton will also be in the main event for WrestleMania XXX.
It seems WWE is pushing him to keep him happy since Orton is still only 33 years old. I think WWE sees Orton as a long-term investment since the likes of CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio have mentioned in the past that they might retire in three year’s time. Not to mention other guys on the roster like Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, Kane and Big Show won’t be around for much longer either.
Orton is a guy that we’re going to watch for a long time along with Cena. I feel these two guys still have many years ahead of them and won’t leave or retire from the WWE any time soon.