This week’s episode of WWE SmacKDown Live saw some sheer realism when “The Viper” Randy Orton kicked off the show and cut a scintillating promo.
Orton got on the microphone and finally explained his actions to the WWE Universe from last week when he viciously assaulted Jeff Hardy and cost him the WWE United States Championship Match. “The Apex Predator” put the blame on the fans for his heel turn and took aim at “indy darlings” as well. Orton also poked fun at The Bullet Club for stealing The Kliq’s ‘Too Sweet’ hand gesture.
WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray was recently the guest on Busted Open Radio and expressed how much he enjoyed Orton’s promo this week. Ray said that Orton hit a home run with that promo and praised the third-generation Superstar’s scathing delivery:
“I enjoyed a variety of things on SmackDown starting out with Orton’s promo which I think he knocked out of the park,” Bully Ray said. “I think he did a great job with it and it was a lot of things. It was the words he was saying and it was also the tone in his voice, the inflection in his voice and the way he delivered it.”
“Randy Orton believed everything he was saying last night. If you listened to the reaction of the people, there was hush over the crowd. That hush wasn’t that they were disinterested. It was a hush like, ‘oh my god Randy does sound pissed off and it sounds like he’s about to take out all his frustrations out on a lot of different people.”
"Randy Orton believed everything he was saying last night."@davidlagreca1 & @bullyray5150 praise @RandyOrton for his promo on #SDLive last night and think he may be right about the fans taking him for granted in the WWE. pic.twitter.com/PEjMR2Y749
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) July 25, 2018