The following are excerpts from an interview with Randy Orton from The Sun out of the UK:
You got a lot of cheers when you won the belt – is that strange for someone who prides himself on being a heel?
Yes because I’m the bad guy, the heel, I look down on having fans. I try to get people to hate me. But no matter how loud or how soft it is, I will always hear a group of guys chanting ‘RKO’. It’s not what I’m going for but it doesn’t necessarily bother me. Deep down it boosts my confidence. It lets me know that no matter how much these people hate me, and no matter how much I’m trying to get them to hate me, maybe I’m just good enough to where they can see through that. They can see the talent and what I’m able to do in the ring and the way I do it.
There seems to be a real drive in the WWE since WrestleMania to create new stars. How important do you feel that is?
Anywhere you go in this business, there is always that need to recruit and create talent. WWE has a farm system down in Florida, FCW, where they have 50-60 guys at any given time. There are lots of second generations down there. Mike Rotunda’s sons are up and comers, they will be debuting soon I’m sure. Harry Smith has been up, he’s been back, he’s been up – he was a potential fourth member of Legacy for a while and I can see him being part of our group in the future. We need these young guys and new guys to be tutored to one day be the top-level performers in our company – because people get old or get hurt.
So who is going to be the fourth member of Legacy? Harry Smith? Or do you have your eye on someone else?
If someone came to me and said we need another guy in this group, I would go with Harry. Right now though, I think we’re fine. I feel like everything is running its course. It’s going smooth.
Check out the complete interview at: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/article2430232.ece