Heeding Graham's advice, Orton claimed that he would set himself apart from all other wrestlers by ending The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania. After the match, Cena's father, who was again at ringside, kicked Orton in the head. Orton pinned Rusev after Sheamus and Owens both walking out of the match, becoming the third man to pin Rusev after Cena and Cesaro since making his main roster debut in April 2014. He also successfully retained his title against The Big Show at Survivor Series. Then Orton, much to Rollins' surprise, picked him up and only patted him on the shoulder. After his injury healed, Orton joined the Evolution stable, which consisted of Ric Flair, Triple H, and relative newcomer, Dave Batista.
In the following weeks, Orton and Sheamus would save each other from attacks from the stable and Big Show. After this, Orton experienced another push, becoming General Manager of the Raw brand for a week following a match stipulation at Survivor Series where he picked up the win for his team by last pinning Triple H in a 4 on 4 Survivor Series match. The following night, after Orton successfully defended the championship against Benoit in a rematch, Evolution threw Orton a mock celebration, only to reveal that they were not pleased with his new victory. The following night on Raw, Orton defeated Del Rio once again in a Two Out of Three Falls match to end the feud. Orton returned on the March 2 episode of SmackDown, losing to Bryan by count-out, following interference from Kane, who then attacked Orton after the match. Orton began cutting promos insulting the aging Hogan and flirted with Hogan's then-eighteen-year-old daughter Brooke.
With this win, Orton started the longest Intercontinental title reign in seven years, holding the title for seven months. In December 2003, he claimed his first title when he defeated Rob Van Dam for the Intercontinental Championship. At Extreme Rules, he dropped the title to Batista in a Steel Cage match. Following a six-year marriage to Samantha Speno, Randy Orton has discovered love again with a woman by the name of Kim Marie Kessler. Orton began an on-screen relationship with Stacy Keibler and briefly feuded with Christian in February 2005.
On April 7 at WrestleMania 29, Orton, Sheamus and Show were defeated by The Shield, after which, both men were knocked out by Show. On the February 3 edition of SmackDown, Orton defeated Barrett in a No Disqualification match to end the feud. On January 25, 2009, Orton won the 2009 Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Triple H. Orton lost the match and legitimately broke his collarbone. Shortly after being named champ, The Viper lost the gold to former ally Triple H. On the April 19 episode of SmackDown, Orton and Sheamus were defeated by Big Show and Mark Henry in a tag team match.
A month later, Orton lost his championship to Triple H at Unforgiven. Orton was drafted from Raw to SmackDown in April 2011. The following night on Raw, Orton and Legacy attacked Batista and kayfabe broke his arm, forcing him to vacate the title. The No Mercy battles helped rekindle one of the most emotionally-charged rivalries in recent history. At SummerSlam, Orton was defeated by Sheamus. The WrestleMania main event was changed to a triple threat match with Daniel Bryan defeating Triple H, and Orton's reign as champion ended with Bryan forcing Batista to submit.
In July at Money in the Bank, Orton lost the title to Christian after Christian spat in his face, which led Orton to lose control of his temper, kick Christian in the groin and get disqualified, in a match where the stipulation was if Orton got himself disqualified, or if the referee made a bad call, Christian would automatically win the championship. Three days later on Raw, Orton was defeated by Ziggler in a rematch, after Ziggler pinned him while holding his tights. As a result, Michaels was voted to face Orton. March 18, 2000 Randal Keith Randy Orton April 1, 1980 is an American professional wrestler and actor signed to. The rivalry built to a singles match on October 28 at Hell in a Cell, where Orton emerged victorious. It was announced on the following episode of Raw that the two will have a rematch for the title at Hell in a Cell, with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. On the September 28 episode of SmackDown, Orton was scheduled to face Big Show in a number one contenders match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The following month at the Elimination Chamber event Orton participated in the Raw Elimination Chamber match but was unsuccessful in winning. General Manager Theodore Long re-added Mysterio to the WrestleMania 22 title match, however, making it a Triple Threat match between Orton, Mysterio, and then-champion, Kurt Angle. Orton returned on the July 30 episode of Raw, defeating Heath Slater. He then left and slowly walked away towards the ramp and watched as Cena was speared by Roman Reigns and Bryan was triple-powerbombed. He continued to feud with Triple H, using his authority to place his opponents at severe disadvantages during title defenses. However, a pre-match assault from Alberto Del Rio would cost Orton the match and start a feud with Del Rio.
It was also announced that Orton would face Brock Lesnar at the following month's SummerSlam event. Seeking revenge, Orton lashed out at Evolution members, catching them by surprise during a show by giving them a large cake as a make-up gift, which he came out of to beat and humiliate the group. On the January 11 episode of SmackDown and the January 16 episode of Main Event, Orton would again suffer attacks by The Shield during his matches with Antonio Cesaro. At SummerSlam, Lesnar defeated Orton by technical knockout after a series of elbows, leaving Orton with a forehead wound which required 10 stitches. He missed the show as well as the weekend tour because he is on vacation in Bora Bora.