American professional wrestler and actor Randal Keith Orton is famously known by his ring name ‘Randy Orton’ in the WWE universe. Orton is currently enjoying his reign as Raw Tag Team Champion with his partner Matt Riddle. Orton got the nickname ‘The Legend Killer’ because of his sudden physical attacks on WWE Hall of Famers and wrestling legends.
Orton’s Viper gimmick has made him one of the most fan-favorite wrestlers. As WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of January is knocking at the door, let us find out whether the 14-times World Champion Orton has ever won any Royal Rumble match or not.
What is Royal Rumble?
Royal Rumble match generally refers to the main event of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. This popular pay-per-view is generally being held in the first month of every year. And the main event of this show is a rumb+-le match. The match is basically a battle royal type of wrestling match in which 30 wrestlers aim to throw others out of the ring.
The winner of this match can take a shot to be the main-eventer of Wrestlemania. Over the years many legendary wrestlers have won this Rumble match. Now, in this article, we will be finding the answer to the question mentioned above.
Has Randy Orton won a Royal Rumble match ever?
The answer is ‘Yes’. Orton is a multiple-time Royal Rumble match-winner. Orton won the rumble match in 2007 held on 25th January 2009, at the Joe Louis Arena, Michigan. Orton and Triple H were the last two competitors to stand inside the ring at the end. Orton eliminated Triple H by performing a clothesline on him and thereby throwing him over the top rope.
Randy Orton has also stood tall as the last man in the ring in the 2017 Royal Rumble event. Randy Orton countered Reigns’ spear and performed his finisher ‘RKO’ on The Big Dog. He then picked Roman up and threw him over the top rope to win for the Royal Rumble for the second time.
As the Royal Rumble pay-per-view of this year almost has appeared, we, the wrestling fans are eagerly waiting for Orton’s inclusion in the match. Whether he can touch the Stone Cold Steve Austen’s record of winning three Royal Rumbles or not is a question that is hyping up the wrestling fans.