WWE Superstar Randy Orton makes a triumphant return to Wizard World when he appears at the inaugural Louisville Comic Con on Saturday, March 29th, at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Orton will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo-ops in a three-hour appearance from 1-4 p.m.
From the moment he was hatched, “The Viper” walked among the ring’s most revered figures, even calling one of them “dad.” His father is WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton, his uncle Barry “Barry O” Orton and his grandfather, the late “The Big O,” Bob Orton Sr., all among the most fierce and rugged grapplers of their generations.
The voices coiling through Orton’s head today have not misguided him. And neither did Triple H and Ric Flair, who groomed Orton early on, welcoming him into their elite faction, Evolution. Under their tutelage, the 24-year-old Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history at SummerSlam 2004. The next night on Raw, however, an envious Triple H, who coveted Orton’s championship, attacked his stablemate and jettisoned him from the faction.
WWE’s Apex Predator’s next move as the Face of WWE and Champions of Champions remains unknown; all that is certain is that when The Viper next strikes, it will be without warning.
“I greatly enjoyed my first Wizard World show last year, and I can’t wait to meet a whole new set of fans in Louisville, a real hotbed for wrestling,” said Orton.
Wizard World CEO John Macaluso adds, “Randy has a great following, which fans experienced first-hand in St. Louis last year. He adds a great new dimension to our stellar guest list for our first event in Louisville next month.”
I’ve added 6 photos of Randy meeting with Make-A-Wish honoree, Jesue into the gallery. Be sure to check them out.
Randy has been nominated in the category “Rumble Royalty” at the Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards alongside with Daniel Bryan, The Miz & John Cena.
You can vote for Randy as many times as you’d like by clicking HERE and be sure to catch the show on February 17th @ 7pm on the Cartoon Network.
In a recent interview with The Classical, Shield member Dean Ambrose was asked about who he’d like to feud with. Check out what he had to say about Randy below:
Who do you want to feud with in the future?
Randy [Orton] is a guy. I’m on the same side of the fence as Randy right now, but Randy’s a guy that I love watching work. He’s a guy [where] I’ll always stop and watch his matches.