Randy Orton has cemented himself as a legend of the business and there’s no taking away from that. Orton has been wrestling for the past 22 years and it is safe to say that he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

Orton’s ascent to superstardom began on April 18, 2004. The future legend killer put his Intercontinental title on the line against Mick Foley’s alter ego Cactus Jack. The two went through hell in a bloody and barbaric hardcore match.

Foley took to social media exactly 18 years after the match to remember the night that made Orton a star. Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy put over Orton huge for his tremendous work ethic.

18 YEAR AGO TODAY

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again—THIS was the best match of my career. I can’t emphasize enough how proud I was of this match and how much respect I have for Randy Orton as a worker and as a person. Backlash 2004 was truly a night to remember.

Orton is currently 1/2 of the WWE RAW Tag Tag Team Champions with Riddle. RK-Bro will put their title on the line in a winners take all unification match against the Uso’s at WrestleMania Backlash.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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