WWE Legend Reveals They Were Urged To Retire From WWE While Out With Latest Injury

WWE legend Randy Orton recently was a guest on Wrestle Binge at SportsKeeda for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the chat, “The Viper” spoke about how he was urged to retire from wrestling while he was out injured prior to making his return at the WWE Survivor Series 2023 event last November, as well as his thoughts on storytelling in wrestling.

Below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On being advised to retire from wrestling while he was out injured: “I had top neurologists telling me, ‘You know what? You had a great career, you have a life after wrestling, and you wanna be comfortable. You don’t wanna be in pain the rest of your life. We’re gonna fix your back, but you’re gonna have to stop wrestling’. The first six months that I was out, I had that in the back of my head, and it was tough. It was mentally very challenging.”

On storytelling: “That’s what we do. We’re storytellers, right? And we can tell a story within a story a lot of times, not because you came up with it the night before or before the match or while you were talking about spots, but it happens organically in the middle of that ring, and you can’t call that in the back. You have to listen to the crowd and gauge how they’re feeling, what they wanna see, what they might not wanna see, tease them, and know how to sell accordingly. I learned that from my old man.”

Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.

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