Randy Orton admits Eddie Guerrero storyline made him icky
Appearing on the Kurt Angle Show, WWE icon Randy Orton admitted he wasn’t exactly a fan of using the death of Eddie Guerrero to help his feud with Rey Mysterio shortly after Eddie’s untimely death.
Here’s what your favorite RKO-maker said while appearing on the podcast:
“[I was] 100% was not comfortable with it,” Randy Orton said to Kurt Angle. “Rey assured me that it’s something that Eddie would’ve wanted. Even still, Rey and myself went to Vickie and Vickie gave us her blessing and she said the same thing ‘Eddie would’ve wanted to help you guys in this manner. If he could’ve used his death in some way to help the business, he would’ve wanted us to do it, especially with Rey being involved.’”
“Although it was a horrible tragedy and we all lost a friend, it was kind of something that helped me along my way in my career. A lot of people, as a bad guy, talking about that, that was heat and it worked and helped with the angle between me and Rey. There’s a lot of things I’ve done in my career that have made me uncomfortable, I think we can all agree on that individually, but that in particular was something I’d put at the top of that list.”
Wrestling, and the WWE in particular, is never afraid to use real life events to help promote stars, storylines, or anything else that can help a promotion grow.
Given that Randy Orton not only got the blessing from Rey, but the widow of Eddie Guerrero, he shouldn’t need to feel ashamed; though it is refreshing to see a guy admit that it still made him feel pretty gross.
Anyway, selfishly, I want Randy Orton to abandon the WWE to head to AEW. It won’t happen, but no one is better inside the ring when motivated than The Viper.