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Randy Orton Thinks He Could Wrestle Another 10 Years, Talks Royal Rumble Being In St. Louis

January 26, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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St. Louis hosts the Royal Rumble this weekend, and Randy Orton discussed the PPV coming to his hometown and more in a new interview. The WWE star spoke with St. Louis Today promoting the PPV, and you can see some highlights below:

On the Rumble taking place in his hometown: “Having the Royal Rumble in St. Louis is huge. I’m a hometown boy. I grew up here, went to Hazelwood Central. I still live here, and I don’t have any plans to leave. The Royal Rumble itself is special, because I’ve won it twice.”

On how long he plans to wrestle still: “I think I could wrestle another 10 years, and I think it’s because I believe in the art of pro-wrestling. I believe in the theater of it and the selling of it. I don’t think it’s only or primarily a physical display. I need the guy sitting the farthest away from me in the rafters to be able to look, and through my body language, I want him to feel what I’m feeling. There’s an art to that.”

On fans’ impact on his longevity: “Over the years, the RKO, the Viper, it just organically happened. I had nothing to do with [the RKO memes]. It took on a life of its own. And if it wasn’t for that, I don’t know that I wouldn’t be sitting here. The fans are just as much a part of the show as the wrestlers.”