They call him "The Viper." He hears voices in his head. He's Randy Orton!
While Orton has been a veteran staple in WWE for over a decade, there are some cake-sized nuggets of trivia newer fans don't know about "The Apex Predator." Did you know he and CM Punk had something in common (aside from tattoos)? Did you know how young he was when he won his first world championship?
Take a breather and freshen up with these five things you should know about Randy Orton.
Rookie Of The Year: Like Father, Like SonPhoto: WWE
While it commonly known that Randy Orton was a third-generation wrestler, his career was a lot different than the careers of his father and his grandfather. Yet, there is a milestone that Randy and his father have in common.
For decades, Pro Wrestling Illustrated was one of the top wrestling magazines in the United States regarding coverage and fan feedback. In 1973, "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. was given PWI's Rookie of the Year award. In 2001, Randy would win the PWI Rookie of the Year award, 28 years after his daddy did.