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Randy Orton: It’s Nice Having Vince McMahon Out Of WWE, The Way WWE Cares For Talent Is Better

Randy Orton appreciates the opportunities that Vince McMahon gave him. However, he says it’s nice to have him out of WWE.

Vince McMahon resigned from WWE and TKO amid allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking, as Janel Grant filed a lawsuit against him and WWE. Meanwhile, WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H and the new regime continue to lead the company forward.

Speaking with Bill Apter for Sportskeeda WrestleBinge, Randy Orton was asked to comment on what he liked about the new era. He noted that it was time for McMahon to move on.

“Listen, I love Vince. He gave me so many opportunities. But I think it was kind of time for him to move on. It’s unfortunate that it happened in the way that it happened, but it’s nice having people in charge of me that understand how important it is for you to be home for birthdays and home for Thanksgiving and home for Christmas. Vince McMahon had us, he had Raw on Monday night live. Everyone, he didn’t care if you have kids. I came to him when I was 35 and my back really started going, and I pleaded with him, like, man, I gotta not do as many shows, maybe do half the tour and be able to recover. He just looked at me and was like, ‘I need you on those shows, Randy. Mother Nature gets us all.’

“To hear that and go, ‘Okay, well, I guess there’s no other thing I can do, other than just wear myself out, down to the nub until I can’t walk anymore for this man.’ All the opportunities he gave me, it’s nice having him out of there, and it’s nice having his son-in-law Triple H running the game. Nick Khan’s great, everybody at TKO that’s come in, they seem to get it. It’s just a different era.”

Randy Orton On WWE Caring For Talent

Randy Orton then reiterated that he thought the way that WWE took care of talent now was better.

“I think the way that they care for talent nowadays and make sure that talent’s good, and if they need a little bit of a break, we’re only human, they get it most of the time,” he said. 

Orton is a 14-time world champion, and he was a top star during Vince McMahon’s tenure. He remains featured on WWE SmackDown. Orton lost to Gunther in the finals of the King of the Ring tournament.

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