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Randy Orton on claims he doesn’t care, says he “stopped giving as much of a crap”

While Randy Orton already has a very decorated career in WWE, many fans feel he doesn’t necessarily leave it all in the ring when he works. That notion wasn’t exactly challenged on a recent episode of the Network’s Bring It To The Table when the recent “DIVE” controversy/debate was discussed and host Pete Rosenberg mentioning that “even Triple H has sort of alluded to” Orton not giving it his all in matches — neither JBL nor Corey Graves disagreed with that sentiment.

On that consensus, the Viper had some comments in a an interview with St. Louis’ 105.7 The Point from before Money in the Bank last Sunday:

I started kind of getting it, so to speak, the light bulb came on when I stopped giving as much of a crap, I guess you can say. I don’t mean in the sense of being lazy or not caring, you know, that’s not true at all. But kind of letting it happen out there and letting it be more organic as opposed to coming up with all these ideas to where it looks more choreographed. Or if you’re banking on a reaction from the crowd in a particular point in a promo or a match and you don’t get that reaction, being prepared to go another route with what you’re doing.

An example of Orton caring about the business however was also mentioned during the interview, when he talks about his children following the history of the business via the WWE Network:

Last night I was watching a match with my grandfather from 1958. Just to like remember where it came from, how it was back then. It was a hard, stiff like boxing ring, and they didn’t take all these bumps. They told a story and the fans were on the edge of their seat because of how they were telling the story. And so many things have changed, but you can watch those old tapes via YouTube and the Network and it gives guys like me ideas on how to mix it up and be different than everybody else.

An interesting insight into how Orton how approaches his work, thoughts guys?

  • Kylie

    I respect it. I’m not too fond of all the dives either. Mainly for concern of the wrestlers’ health in the long run.