Randy Orton On WWE Feud With The Fiend: ‘Some Of It Was Rough’

4 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

Randy Orton On WWE Feud With The Fiend: ‘Some Of It Was Rough’

Randy Orton has shared his thoughts on his feud with The Fiend, admitting that ‘some of it was rough’.

In late 2020, The Fiend re-ignited his feud with Orton. The Viper defeated Bray Wyatt’s supernatural persona in an Inferno match at TLC 2020, and later pinned him during WrestleMania 37, in Wyatt’s final WWE match.

Speaking on ‎The Ringer Wrestling Show, Orton stated that he tries to roll with the punches, and work with what he is given.

Discussing the rivalry, Orton said:

“I think rolling with the punches is something I realized more recently than not that if I just accept that I’m out of control on some of these situations, and I’m talking about the business right now, if I just take what they give me and do it to the best of my ability, like I was doing stuff with The Fiend a year ago and it was hard. Some of it was rough.

“They put me in the burn mask one week and then the next week I’m out of it and my skin healed. It’s tough.

“Then you go to who you would imagine you would go to when you have a gripe and say, ‘Hey, I can’t do this. Aren’t they going to…’ and you hear, ‘Just do it. It’s going to work.’ Okay. You roll with the punches. You do your best job.

“Even though I’m lighting a dead guy on fire and he’s the babyface, I had a very hard time trying to make that real, but I feel like I did a good enough job that even though it was a little cringe worthy for some people because I really, really, tried to just believe that I was going through this, I think it helped people buy into it a little bit more while we’re suspending that reality and trying to make them believe like they would when they’re watching the most recent Halloween movie or Jason movie.

“They want to believe when they’re in there. They want to be entertained so I think the more I can accept that, make that real, and make that something I’m feeling and not just words that some 22 year old writer wrote on paper for me, but if I believe it and make it mine, I can get them to believe. I think that’s what changed with my promos too recently.”

Orton is set to compete in the Royal Rumble match on Saturday. Stay up to date with the officially announced Royal Rumble entrants using our entrant tracker, at this link.

Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.

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