Randy Orton

Quick Facts:

Full Name Randal Keith Orton
Birth Date April 1, 1980
Birth Place Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Nickname The Legend Killer, Randy
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Hazelwood Central High School
Zodiac Aries
Father’s Name Bob Orton Jr.
Mother’s Name Elaine Orton
Siblings 3 (one adopted)
Age 42 Years Old
Height 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm)
Weight 113 kg (250 lbs)
Shoe Size 15
Build Athletic
Eye color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Profession Professional Wrestler, Actor
Active years 2000-present
Marital Status Married
Wife/ Spouse’s Name
  • Samantha Speno (m. 2007-2013)
  • Kim Marie Kessler (m. 2015)
Children Two
Net Worth $11 million
Salary $2.7 million
Social Media TwitterInstagram
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Last Update July, 2022

Third-generation wrestler Randy Orton won the WWE Heavyweight Championship at the early age of 24.The four-time WWE World Heavyweight title and nine-time WWE Champion also served in the Marine Corps from 1993 to 2000.

Early Life, Family, and Education of Randy Orton

The son of professional wrestler Bob Orton Jr. and nurse Elaine Orton, Randy was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

In addition, the wrestler’s grandfather Bob Orton and uncle Barry Orton are also wrestlers in the professional ring. Nathan, his younger brother, performs stand-up comedy.Early on, his parents tried to talk him out of going into professional wrestling since they were aware of the challenges involved.He attended Hazelwood Central High School, where he received his diploma in 1998. Randy was notably a novice wrestler there.

Randy Orton | The Marines in His Life Before Wrestling

And Randy enlisted in the Marines in 1998 after graduating from high school. but as a result of twice going desertion after disobeying a commanding officer’s order.

He was let go in 1999 due to poor behaviour. Orton also served 38 days in Camp Pendleton’s military jail.

At the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling in 2000, Orton made his professional wrestling debut (MMWA-SICW).There, he was trained by his father and other promotion personnel. He wrestled for the promotion for a month.

Career in Wrestling of Randy Orton

Wrestling in the Ohio Valley

Orton continued his training at Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville after inking a contract with the then-World Wrestling Federation in 2001.

Randy Orton inside the ring.

He was the two-time OVW Hardcore Champion there. His prominent rivals included Rico Constantino, Steven Richards, and John Cena (then known as The Prototype).


Orton made his formal WWF debut on March 16 at WrestleMania X8’s Fan Axxess, however his appearance was only broadcast on SmackDown on April 25 of that same year. He won the admiration of his admirers right away.He was eventually chosen for the Raw brand. He overcame Stevie Richards when he made his television programme debut.

Later, he joined the Evolution group, which included Ric Flair, Triple H, and Batista, and controlled all the men’s belts on Raw in 2003.He became well-known for his feuds with reputable wrestlers under the moniker “The Legend Killer.” He created the RKO, his well-known signature finisher, at this time.

WWE’s youngest champion

Orton, who is 24 years old, became the youngest world champion by defeating Chris Benoit at SummerSlam. In addition, he successfully defended the title on Raw against Benoit.

He had multiple disagreements and conflicts with his other Evolution members as a result of their displeasure with his win, which led to the disintegration of the group.Additionally, he was defeated by Triple H for the World Heavyweight title at the Royal Rumble in January 2005.

Randy Orto | Career in Acting

Orton participated in action movies 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013) and The Condemned 2 and performed minor roles in the comedy-drama movies That’s What I Am (2011), Changeland (2019), and Long Shot (2019). (2015).

But each time he was supposed to be cast in the Marine movies The Marine 2 (2009) and The Marine 3: Homefront, someone else was cast in his place (2013).

Additionally, he appeared as a guest actor in the action drama Shooter from the USA network in December 2016.

In 2004 he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in 2007 he joined Edge, John Cena, and Bobby Lashey on the game show Deal or No Deal.

Ranks of Randy Orton

Randy has won two Royal Rumbles, 2013 Money in the Bank, the WWE US Championship, nine WWE Championships, and four World Heavyweight Championships throughout his time with the company.

He also holds the titles of WWE Intercontinental Champion, 10th Grand Slam Champion, and the 17th Triple Crown Champion.

Aside from winning Rookie of the Year in 2001, Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in 2007 and 2009, Most Improved Wrestler of the Year in 2004, and Most Popular Wrestler of the Year in 2010, he has received other notable awards.

In addition, Randy received numerous more awards from Pro Wrestling Illustrated, including “Wrestler of the Year” in 2009 and 2010.In addition, a number of publications named him first among the best 500 singles wrestlers (PWI 500) in 2008.

Additionally, he has received accolades from Wrestling Observer Newsletter like as Most Improved in 2004 and Most Overrated in 2013, among others.

How is Children and Personal Life of Randy Orton?

In September 2007, Orton wed Samantha Speno, with whom he had a daughter called Alanna Marie Orton in 2008 before divorcing her in 2013.

He later wed Kimberly Kessler, a fan club member, in November 2015. After catching one other’s attention at a WWE event in 2012, Kim and Randy started dating.

Randy Orton and Kimberly Kessler, his wife.

They welcomed a daughter in 2016 who they named Brooklyn Rose Orton, and they have been content at their home in St. Charles, Missouri.

In addition, Kimberly has three sons from her previous union.

What is Randy Orton earnings and net worth?

It is anticipated that Randy will have a net worth of $11 million by the year 2022 from his professional WWE career and movie performances.He is ranked fourth on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid wrestlers, earning $2.7 million a year from his WWE contract.

He also has a beautiful home in St. Charles, Missouri, which he paid $1,225,000 for, as well as various expensive vehicles, including a Hummer H2 Dub.

On the other hand, over his career, he has made numerous charitable contributions.He is specifically connected to the Kids Wish Network and frequently donates to the Make-a-Wish organisation.

Social Media Presence:

Randy actively uses popular social media handles like Twitter and Instagram.

Twitter6.2 million followers

Instagram6.1 million followers