Former WWE Champion Randy Orton spoke to Donny Fandango on 105.7 before yesterday’s Money In The Bank PPV. Below are some of the highlights from his interview.
Talking about the man who defeated him for the WWE title at Backlash Jinder Mahal, Orton claimed that he hasn’t seen anyone as motivated as Jinder in a long time:
“I haven’t seen anyone as motivated as him in a long time. You can tell he has been hitting the gym, you can tell he has been working on his promos, when it comes to the in-ring stuff he’s fine-tuning his stuff to be more of a main event guy and learn how to tell the story in the way that the main events tell the stories. He’s doing a great job.”
Revealing the advice he gave to Mahal when he returned to WWE, Randy said that he told him to take a step back and relax instead of trying too hard:
“When he first came back he was on RAW, and I think that has helped him out. A lot of the younger guys are so anxious to please and to get better and they try almost too hard, they need to take a step back and relax. I started kind of getting it, so to speak, the light bulb kind of stopped giving as much of a crap, I guess you can say.”
Speaking about the match card for Money In The Bank The Viper said that besides his own match he is looking forward to the Men’s Money In The Bank match the most:
“We got some really good matches. The New Day, this is their first match back on PPV since the draft, and they’re taking on The Usos for the Tag Team Championships. Naomi and Lana are in a Women’s Championship Match. Big match of the night I’m looking forward to, besides my own of course, I’m winning back that title, is the men’s Money In The Bank with guys like AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura.”
Apart from this, Randy Orton also talked about the WWE Legends being in the ringside for his match and claimed that he does not feel any pressure from it.