Randy Orton has weighed in on the allegations surrounding former WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Orton expressed gratitude towards McMahon for taking chances on him throughout his career, acknowledging that he wouldn’t be where he is today without McMahon’s support. However, Orton also addressed the gravity of the allegations, stating, “What you’ve seen and read, I’ve seen and read. As far as commenting on that, it f—— hurts my heart.”

Reflecting on the changes within WWE, Orton highlighted the shift in leadership dynamics, particularly under Triple H’s guidance. He noted that prior to his injury, McMahon would frequently demand last-minute changes to television scripts, resulting in late nights for writers. However, Orton commended the recent changes within the company, citing figures like Nick Khan, Triple H, and Bruce Prichard for prioritizing talent welfare and demonstrating genuine care for the roster.

“I’ve got to say this–I wouldn’t be where I am without Vince McMahon taking a chance on me a handful of times,” said Orton. “I would not be where I am today without Vince McMahon. But, f—, I’m reading this sh–. What you’ve seen and read, I’ve seen and read. As far as commenting on that, it f—— hurts my heart. It hurts my heart.”


Orton expressed satisfaction with the positive developments within WWE and praised the current leadership team for their commitment to improving the company’s culture.

As Orton prepares to compete in the Men’s Elimination Chamber Match, aiming for a shot at the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 40, fans can expect to see him continue to make waves in the wrestling world.

Given Randy Orton’s perspective on the allegations surrounding Vince McMahon and his insights into the changes within WWE’s leadership dynamics, how do you think these developments will impact the company’s future direction and the overall culture within the wrestling industry? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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