According to a report from North East Arkansas (NEA), WWE Superstar Randy Orton was involved in an altercation with a fan at a gym before SmackDown Live last night (Tuesday, January 17, 2017). Anthony Martin, a local businessmen and life-long wrestling fan, attended the Trim Gym with some friends for a workout, when he spotted Orton across the room.
Martin then approached Orton asking for a picture, however, ‘The Viper’ pointed to his headphones indicating that he can’t hear him and gave Martin a friendly fist-bump instead. Martin then left Orton along but would proceed to take a picture of Orton from across the room, setting the former WWE Champ off:
“He saw me snap the picture and came up to me got in my face and said, ‘What the f**k are you doing? I said no **ddamn pictures! Are you f**king stupid?'” Martin said. “I said, ‘No. You said you couldn’t hear me.”
“Randy came over to Anthony, grabbed his hand and was belittling Anthony and pretty much was saying m’fer this, m’fer that,” added Martin’s friend Cody Halstead, who was with him at the gym.
Orton eventually calmed down and told Martin and his friends to ‘enjoy their workout’ before leaving the gym.