Since the Wyatt Family came to encompass Randy Orton, the faction has established itself as one of the dominant forces in WWE. They captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championships after proving their strength in the 5-on-5 singles match at Survivor Series. It’s been a terrific reset for both Bray Wyatt and Orton, and one that’s proven especially refreshing for the third-generation superstar.

In an interview with Tom Clark’s Main Event (transcribed by Wrestling Inc), Orton discussed his new run and how teaming with the Wyatts has given him a new energy.

“Keeping things new and refreshing at work,” Orton said, “like right now I have a new pep in my step, I feel, because I’m working with guys that are fun to work with. This whole angle with The Wyatt Family, I’m really enjoying it. At first, I wasn’t quite sure, but now that we’re in the middle of it and me and Bray and Luke are tag champs, everything’s feeling right. And I get to do what I love to do best and that’s be a heel. So each week is a little different. It’s not getting stale. Nothing against Sheamus, but it’s not working Sheamus every night for six months.”

Orton had big praise for the Wyatt’s recent opponents, Jason Jordan and Chad Gable. “It’s like, American Alpha, I’ve been working live events with those guys and Kane against Luke, me, and Bray, and they’re just amazing. They’re so smooth and they’ve got that heart that [host Tom Clark was] talking about.”

The Apex Predator hasn’t changed his ring gear to match the Family, and the long-running joke about his distaste for pants would certainly put him at odds with the Wyatts. “I almost want to change up my gear,” he said, “but I’m not quite sure where to go with it. Like, I need to find out who made Bray’s stuff. It’s kind of like a Baron Corbin-esque like thing he [has] got going on. I should say Baron’s got a Bray Wyatt thing going on, but either way, I’ve been in the same gear for well over a decade. It’s cool to see guys kind of evolve and that are always changing things up and I’ve never been like that.”

“Wrestling’s in my blood. This is what I do. This is what I was born to do. I’ve got my own style. Yeah, I don’t do flips and s–t, but when it comes down to it, I know how to tell a story and that’s what I’ve try to get over doing. And being with the Wyatts now, that creativity, I feel a little spark. I feel lighter on my feet, like there’s a bounce in my step again working with these guys.”


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