Inducted into the Hall of Fame: A Legitimate Career

A former WWE champion recently shared his personal views on Randy Orton, as he praised The Viper for his work over the years. The name in question is Matt Hardy. The Apex Predator made his much-anticipated return to WWE at Survivor Series: WarGames 2023, as he aligned himself with Cody Rhodes’ team to defeat The Judgment Day and Drew McIntyre in the Men’s WarGames Match. On the recent edition of Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the former WWE Tag Team Champion talked about Orton’s legacy, his feud with Hardy, his WWE return, and more. The 49-year-old hailed the 14-time world champion as a future Hall of Famer. He believed that The Legend Killer will go down in history as one of all-time greats. He further stated: “He might not have the five-star match, he might not have the banger. But he goes out and he produces. He has these great matches, he tells these great stories over and over again. At the end of the day, after you watch a Randy Orton match, you remember how you felt during that match. Especially if there was some hot story connected to it.” Following his blockbuster return at WWE Survivor Series, and an impressive showing against Dominik Mysterio on the following edition of RAW, Randy Orton received an invitation to SmackDown from General Manager Nick Aldis. As the show was about to end, Nick Aldis and Adam Pearce approached Randy Orton to sign with their respective brands. The Apex Predator chose the blue brand, searching for retribution against The Bloodline. Aldis entered the ring and raised Orton’s hand in celebration, only to receive an RKO out of nowhere. Aldis has been an impressive authority figure to this point. He suspended Kevin Owens a couple of weeks ago for breaking a rule. It will be interesting to see if Orton’s actions have some repercussions or not. If you use any quotes from this article, please credit MATTHARDYBRAND with an H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the transcription.