For wrestling lovers, the only other thing to be loved more than the sport is the wrestlers themselves. American professional wrestler, Randy Orton has graced our screens for years and continues to make waves on WWE and beyond. Perhaps coming from a generation of wrestlers is what inspired him to delve into the sport as his father, grandfather, and uncle were all renowned wrestlers and competed in both national and international wrestling competitions. Over time, Randy Orton has come to be known as “The Legend Killer” due to his history of disrespecting and even physically assaulting members of the WWE Hall of Fame and other wrestling veterans.
Randy Orton’s Bio (Age)
His full name is Randal Keith Orton and he was born on the 1st day of April 1980 in the town of Knoxville in Tennessee, United States of America. He was born to two loving parents who tried to raise their children in the best way they could. His father’s name is Bob Orton Jr. and was a professional wrestler in his days. His mother’s name is Elaine and the details of her profession are not known. He was raised with his siblings, one younger brother, and a younger sister. His brother Nate is a stand-up comedian. Randy Orton holds an American Nationality and is of Cherokee descent.
Randy Orton went to Hazelwood Central High School and while he was there, he established himself as an amateur wrestler. Immediately after leaving high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1998 but unfortunately, he didn’t last too long there. In 1999, he was served a bad conduct discharge because he went UA (Unauthorized Absence) on two occasions and also had a history of insubordination towards a commanding officer. The issue was a big deal as he was tried and convicted under a special court-martial. He ended up spending 38 days in the brig (military prison) at Camp Pendleton.
Randy Orton made his first appearance in the wrestling profession in St Louis, Missouri in 2000. His father was an active part of his training as well as other staff of the St Louis wrestling club. While there, Orton performed alongside other wrestlers such as Mark Bland and Ace Strange. Going beyond just wrestling, he also served as a referee for a couple of matches with World Organized Wrestling (WOW).
Everyone has personal struggles and Randy Orton is no different. For a long time, he has struggled with substance abuse and anger issues. In 2006, there was an incident where he overdosed and had to be rushed to the hospital. Fortunately, it appears Randy is seeking and receiving help to cope with these issues. He gets therapy and, in the past, has attended anger management classes.
Randy Orton has also come under fire when allegations of sexual harassment towards the writing staff of WWE were leveled against him. The matter was investigated but nothing serious came out of the investigation.
Meet His Dad
Robert Keith Orton Jr., better known as Bob Orton Jr., is an American professional wrestler, and the son of late professional wrestler Bob Orton Sr. He is also the brother of fellow professional wrestler Barry Orton, and Randy Orton is his son! Wrestling definitely runs in the family! It’s not hard to figure out why Randy wanted to become one.
Interestingly, despite Randy Orton’s undeniable success in the field of wrestling, there was a possibility that he would never have gotten into the field in the first place. Turns out his dad had initially tried to convince him against pursuing a career in wrestling. According to reports, this was because wrestling often takes away the wrestler’s chance of having a normal family life. Randy Orton paid no heed to this advice and went on to conquer the world.
Randy Orton’s Wife and Kids
Randy Orton apparently proved his dad wrong on the 21st of September, 2007 when he married a woman named Samantha Speno. Their union produced a beautiful daughter whom they named Alanna. Alanna was born on the 12th of July, 2008. Unfortunately, their union fell apart in 2012 when the couple got separated. However, their legal divorce was not until June 2013.
Randy Orton did not give up on love as on the 14th of November, 2015, barely two years after his divorce with Samantha, he got married to a woman named Kimberly Kessler. Kessler was a single mom of three kids before she got married to Randy. Kessler and Randy have a daughter who was born on the 22nd of November, 2016. They named her Brooklyn Rose Orton.
Randy Orton’s Net Worth
Randy Orton has had over a decade been active in the professional wrestling industry. That is by no means a small feat. With all that backbreaking work, the wrestler definitely has to have a sizeable income. He currently has a net worth of $11 million.
Height and Weight
With a career as a wrestler, it’s very important to keep in good shape. Randy Orton does that very well, leaving his body ready for the next match. He stands tall at 6 feet 5 inches and weighs a large 113 kg.