Jim Ross, a WWE veteran and currently working as a commentator at AEW (All Elite Wrestling), recently explained why Vince Mcmahon did not want to sign Randy Orton.
Orton made his WWE TV debut in 2001, a year after signing a contract with WWE. His performance impressed the company’s top executives, so he was paired with Batista, Triple H and Ric Flair in Evolution. He went on to become a 14-time world champion and one of the most successful superstars in WWE history.
Jim Ross made a big disclosure in an interview to Sportskeeda, stating, “When I signed Brock Lassner, Vince hadn’t even seen Lassner nor did it happen to John Cena. Vince didn’t want to hire Randy. Still, I signed him and said, ‘Vince, have you ever gone to military school, have you ever got another chance.’ I said that Orton should also get a second chance in life. He has a lot of talent and we should not give him to any other company. “
Why did WWE Chairman not want to sign Randy Orton?
According to Jim Ross, Vince did not want to sign him due to Orton being fired from the military. Nevertheless, Ross persuaded Vince and Orton to go ahead and lived up to everyone’s expectations.
Ross said, “Vince probably didn’t want to sign him because of being fired from the military. But there are 2 aspects to every story and I’ve always been on the same principle. Signing them was my stubbornness and my The same stubbornness is still proving beneficial for the company. “
Randy Orton is now named one of WWE’s legendary superstars and has beaten many great wrestlers in his career. He remains Riddle’s tag team partner at the moment and may also be seen challenging Raw Tag Team Champions in the coming weeks.