By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Randy Orton appeared on the “After The Bell” podcast hosted by Corey Graves and spoke about the five-year contract he signed with WWE. Orton said he is very happy with the deal and said he was just having fun when he trolled fans with teases that he might sign elsewhere.
“This might be upsetting for some people, but I never really saw myself leaving WWE,” Orton said. To me, it was about getting to a point where I’m happy and what I’m doing to my body is easy and the amount of time that I’m gone from my family. In the end, it’s all going to be worth it and that’s where I’m at right now, so I’m definitely happy being a WWE superstar.” Check out the full interview at EndeavorAudio.com.
Powell’s POV: Orton also expressed enthusiasm for playing a mentor role behind the scenes by working with a wrestler such as Ricochet. He also spoke about “the little things” in the ring and feeling that he sees certain things that others do not. It’s a brief but good interview and it’s cool to hear Orton sounding excited to play the role of veteran mentor. He listed Ricochet, Mutsafa Ali, and Chad Gable (Shorty G) as being among the wrestlers who are sincere in wanting his feedback.