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Randy Orton: There’s a level of respect that has dwindled

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WWE Superstar Randy Orton recently discussed younger talent in the company and how he feels that a certain level of respect has dwindled in pro wrestling.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, the Apex Predator and master of the RKO outlined the issues he notices with some talent.

‘I would never name any names, but you see the general attitude coming out of NXT is ’˜Alright, I’m here.  Where’s my stuff? Where’s my music? I’m gonna go do my thing’” Orton began.

“You have to respect everybody that came before you. You have to respect everybody that you’re in there with” Randy continued.

“If I’m out in the ring with you, I have to be able to know that you’re gonna put my body first and you’re going to protect me in everything that you’re doing and you have to know that about me.

“With that comes respect. I just feel like sometimes now, that level of respect has dwindled. If anything, that’s what’s upsetting to me as an old-timer” Orton concluded.

Randy Orton on respect

RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday; again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom. The shows are also available on Peacock in the United States.

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