After a backstage incident in Iraq, there are several people within WWE who now see Randy Orton as something of a locker room leader. Orton is viewed as one of the few guys who donâ<80><99>t take crap from HHH and Shawn Michaels.
The backstage incident in Iraq, of all places, involved Umaga having tights made for his match and the seamstress telling him he couldnâ<80><99>t use those colors because they are HHHâ<80><99>s colors, but he insisted on it.
Michaels threw a fit about Umagaâ<80><99>s tights when he saw him go through the curtain and Orton was the only one who stood up for Umaga. Orton is said to have the same attitude that Michaels used to, but since Orton has stood up to people that a lot of the locker room doesnâ<80><99>t like, and knows they would loose their jobs if they stood up to them, Orton has become popular.