Hulk Hogan had nothing but praise for Randy Orton, recognizing the evolution and growth of “The Viper” as a performer.

Hogan and Orton faced off in a featured bout at the 2006 WWE SummerSlam event, marking Hogan’s last official match under the WWE banner. Over the past 17 years, Orton has continued to elevate his status in the wrestling world, ultimately achieving legendary status after his initial years as the “Legend Killer.”

In a conversation with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Hogan expressed his admiration for Orton and mentioned that if he were still in wrestling shape, he would love to step into the ring with Orton in a main event match.

Hogan stated, “If I wasn’t all beat to hell, I’d love to get in the ring with Randy. We could still tear it down in the main event. Randy could call it in the ring, and he could adjust to my style to make sure it worked perfectly. He’s just so good. He can work with veterans and the newer guys, too. He knows how to pivot both ways in the ring.”


Hogan highlighted Orton’s exceptional understanding of wrestling, emphasizing his ability to create wrestling masterpieces in the ring. Currently, Randy Orton has made a return to wrestling after an 18-month hiatus and has set his sights on Roman Reigns and the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.

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Steve Carrier

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