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Randy Orton Responds To Steve Austin’s Critical Comments

Steve Austin offered a critical assessment of Randy Orton’s character performance during an interview for the latest issue of Power Slam, which was published this afternoon on

When asked to name which wrestlers he believes can evolve into “money-drawing players” for WWE, Austin said of The Viper, “His promos need work, and right now, he’s a little one-dimensional. The crowds are digging him, but there’s still another step on the ladder for him to climb to.”

Orton responded to Austin’s remarks this evening on Twitter with a vow.

He wrote, “Austin is right, there is still room for me to move up the ladder. And I will. Watch me.”

Austin echoed similar sentiments for the other World Title loser at Night of Champions, Alberto Del Rio.

“[He is] another one who needs to work on his promos-I don’t like them worth a shit right now-but he has great ability,” said Austin.

“He just needs to add a few pieces to the puzzle.”

Austin was shown the original article on Twitter and responded, “I dont believe I ‘ripped’ Alberto Del Rio…a Gino Hernandez comparison is a complement…and yes, his promos need work.”

  • RawisWar

    someone give that guy ^ medication.

  • MrDr3w


  • D2K

    Lot of people have stated that he has changed a lot in the past few years. Even his detractors.

  • Valo487

    What effmenow said.

  • venom

    I thought orton was going to say something negative about Austin.

  • Clench

    Not really. Austin compliment him first, then criticize him. Orton would only (and rightfully so) be a prick to someone who just hate and rip on him without giving him any credit. Any of us would react thesame way. Thing is Orton realize this a tangable advise coming from a legend who’s been there done it.

  • Effmenow

    LOL God knows if it was anyone else besides Steve, Randy would of been a prick about it.

  • D2K

    Good that Randy accepts constructive criticism.