In an article written for The Player’s Tribune, WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler wrote about his Top 5 favorite finishing moves of all time. Randy’s infamous RKO was among the list, read below to see what Dolph had to say:
This list wouldn’t feel complete without the RKO. It’s a great finisher and I’ve taken a few of them. There’s something just special about Randy’s athleticism. He so good at what I’m trying to accomplish that it makes me mad. He has a way of doing something incredibly difficult, while having a look on his face that says I’m thinking about Disneyland right now but I’m still wrestling better than you ever can.
So the RKO is kind of perfect for him because it’s a difficult looking move to pull off that he’s made stand out through art, showmanship and impact. He has many well-documented snake attributes, but he’s also so smooth in the ring that it adds a lot to the RKO. And like a lot of these great finishers, it comes out of nowhere. Like I’m pretty sure he even sells a shirt that says “Out of Nowhere” on it.
WWE superstar Randy Orton’s next match will be against Ryan Phillippe on Shooter.
Orton, who is currently away from wrestling due to an injury, will guest-star on an episode of the new USA series. The former WWE Champion will play James Richards, an ex-Navy SEAL who now leads the militia group Tree of Liberty. An investigation by Bobby Lee Swagger (Phillippe) exposes Richards as something other than the patriot he appears to be.
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Shooter follows Swagger, a former Marine who has come out of seclusion to stop an assassination attempt on the president. The show is based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact, as well as the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film Shooter.
The first season of Shooter, which also stars Omar Epps and Shantel VanSanten, well debut on USA on July 19 at 10 p.m. ET.
Look out Dubai, Mr. RKO himself is heading your way April 7th-9th to attend the Middle East Film and Comic Con. Want a chance to get up close and personal with the ‘Viper‘? You can find out more and purchase your tickets to MEFCC by checking out the link below.
#19 Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton — Fatal 4-Way WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match (WWE Payback)
For a match that had to juggle intra-Authority squabbling, personal rivalries reaching their, ahem, “Apex,” and the first official instance of The Shield against itself, it kept each ball in the air with a mix of intrigue (will Kane screw Seth over?), surprises (Dean vs. Roman!) and, ultimately, satisfaction (Seth retains!). Plus, we got a Shield mini-reunion, if only to Triple Powerbomb Orton through a table. Was it a tease for their eventual reformation way, way down the line? Hard to fathom. But for one night, we all believed again.
#8 Randy Orton — “Voices”
Telling a tale about the motivations and reckless nature of a man who earned the moniker The Viper, Rev Theory’s “Voices” melodically cuts as deep and strikes just as hard as Randy Orton himself.
The words detail what makes a predator tick, depicting a realm of wicked thoughts coiling throughout his brain. There’s a discussion and exchange encouraging malevolence and bloodlust. It’s the story of a relentless madman, but set to a super-catchy, albeit “screamo” refrain that gives way to badass rock. Plus, it makes one hell of a soundtrack for a beat-timed RKO video compilation
#26 Evolution — “Line in the Sand”
Motörhead is known for their hard-hitting heavy metal anthems, so it was a little surprising to see Lemmy belting out a slower tune for Evolution. With many people seeing Triple H and his crew of Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair as a modern twist on The Four Horsemen, Evolution needed a tune that exuded cool and confidence.
Lemmy and his band had no problem cranking out a song that was beyond cool while still retaining Motörhead’s trademark edge. If you close your eyes and listen to “Line in the Sand,” you can probably picture four suave bros getting out of a helicopter and into a limo to go party at the hottest club in the city.