Randy Orton has thanked his fans ahead of him breaking an impressive WWE pay-per-view record at Survivor Series.
On November 21, Orton and Riddle will do battle with The Usos, in Orton’s 177th bout on WWE pay-per-view. The Viper is currently tied with Kane for most all-time WWE/WWF pay-per-view matches at 176, so looks to pass The Big Red Machine’s record this weekend.
On Twitter, Orton also pointed out that if he has a match on Monday’s episode or Raw, he will also have had more Raw matches than anyone in history.
Grateful for support from fans over the years, Orton wrote:
“I’ve never been one to keep records or stats throughout my career. Early on, it was laughable to consider in my profession you had ‘wins’ and ‘losses’. You certainly wouldn’t talk about it, with the boys much less fans. But I’m fortunate to have some fans (and friends) that have done just that, kept my stats. Not just wins and losses, but damn near everything you could think of! It came to my attention that tomorrow at Survivor Series I’ll set a new record for most PPV matches by anyone in WWE history.
“The following night on RAW coincidentally, if I have a match, I’ll have had more matches on RAW then anyone in history. I saw this online, checked it, and it is true… kind of hard to believe, as it feels like I only started down in OVW yesterday. I just wanna take a minute in light of these ‘stats’, and let everyone out there that’s ever supported me in any way know that I am thankful. I also know with all of my heart that I couldn’t have done it without you. Now on to my 15th Survivor Series…man time flies don’t it? #WWE #SurvivorSeries#RAW”
Other title vs title bouts announced for Survivor Series include WWE Champion vs Universal Champion Big E, and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.
A 25-man Battle Royal in honor of The Rock will also take place. You can read the list of competitors announced for the bout here.