Transcript courtesy of WrestlingInc.
“For the immediate future and, s–t, for 10 more years, I would love to, if I’m able to, wrestle. This is what I enjoy doing.” Orton continued, “the day of a pay-per-view when you’re thinking of what you can do and then you get the payoff, the reward, that night. It’s a different animal. That live audience is a different animal. You grow as a WWE Superstar and really appreciate the reactions we pull out of these fans.”
And on the prospect of winning more World Titles, which would put him even closer to Ric Flair’s record of sixteen:
“I’ve definitely got a few more [world title reigns] left in me. I’d say maybe even a handful. It [has] been two-and-a-half, three years since I had the big title around my waist, but being tag champs now, the last time I was tag champs and the only time before was in 2007, so going on 10 years later I get my second run as tag champ and that’s cool. Do you know what I mean? s–t, I’d go fight for the I.C. title or whatever title they put in front of me, it’s an honor to hold that title.”
These goals really aren’t out of the question. Orton is 36 years old and Triple H main evented Wrestlemania XXXII earlier this year at 46. He’s still very good in the ring and with the usage of that tour bus, his career has already probably been extended by several years. I’m a fan of the guy and it would be cool to see him around that much longer. It’s not like it’s that much of a stretch and having a legend like him around is a good thing.
Would you like to see Orton around that much longer? How many World Titles do you see him winding up with? Let us know in the comments below.