When did Randy Orton make his WWE debut?

Randy Orton has been in WWE for over a decade now, winning all the titles. But when did he make his debut?

WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Randy Orton is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers. He is a third-generation wrestler after his grandfather Bob Orton and his father, Bob Orton Jr. 

Randy Orton is the youngest WWE Champion in history
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011, in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

He made his official WWE debut on the main roster on April 5, 2002, against Hardcore Holly on SmackDown. He was traded to the Raw brand in September 2002, where he defeated Stevie Richards in his debut on the show. 

At just the age of 24, he became the youngest world champion in WWE history after winning the World Heavyweight Championship. He is the second youngest two time WWE Champion at the age of 27. The Viper soon became a part of the Evolution stable alongside Ric Flair, Batista, and Triple H. Orton had numerous feuds against some of the biggest industry names like John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H more.

Orton has held the WWE Championship 10 times and WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion four times. He has the third most championship victories in history at 14.


Randy Orton creates a new milestone at WrestleMania 38

The Viper recently created a milestone at Survivor Series when he went past WWE Legend Kane to be part of the highest PPV matches in WWE history. Now he accomplished another new achievement at WrestleMania.

RK-Bro takes on The Alpha Academy and Street Profits at WrestleMania 38.
RK-Bro takes on The Alpha Academy and Street Profits at WrestleMania 38.(WWE)

At WrestleMania 38, he will became the first WWE Superstar to walk in as a multiple champion and titleholder. He has been a part of WrestleMania as a Tag Team Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, United States Champion, and Intercontinental Champion. 

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He and Riddle defended their tag team titles in the triple threat match at WrestleMania 38 and came out victorious. Orton recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with the company and received wishes from several current and former superstars.

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