WWE stars can sometimes disagree with the storylines pitched to them and one similar incident involved the former WWE Champion Randy Orton.
Matt McCarthy, a former WWE writer, recently recalled how ‘The Viper’ had once turned down a storyline idea involving his family. McCarthy claimed that WWE’s then-Senior Vice President of Creative and Development Eric Pankowski wanted a star to reference Orton’s daughter and his ex-wife Samantha Speno. ‘The Viper’, who has been married to Kim Orton since November 2015, finalized his divorce from Speno in June 2013.
Randy Orton was not in favor of the storyline
Speaking on The Universal Wrestling Podcast, McCarthy said the 14-time world champion immediately shot down the suggestion and told writers not to mention his family:
“Whoever his opponent was was gonna mention Randy’s wife and Randy’s daughter. I believe that this was the scenario, and Randy blew his stack… Randy’s just like, ‘Why don’t we keep my f***ing work at my f***ing work? Leave my f***ing family in my f***ing family’s house,’ or something like that. It was just like, ‘Wow, I don’t think Randy likes this idea.’ That was wild.”
The latest episode of SmackDown witnessed The Usos defeat Randy Orton and Riddle to unify the RAW and SmackDown Tag Team Championships. The Unidispited WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns had interfered in the match to assist his cousins. RK-Bro are expected to continue feuding with another member of The Bloodline, Roman Reigns, at two upcoming premium live events.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that Riddle will challenge for Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Money in the Bank on July 2. It has been noted that Orton is also set to receive a title match against The Tribal Chief at SummerSlam on July 30. We will have to see if that plans are materialized.