Did You Notice That Randy Orton Seemed to Lose Momentum? I'll Tell You Why

Ryan MichaelSenior Writer IIIJanuary 27, 2009

For everyone who watched Raw this Monday night, you probably noticed that Randy Orton seemed to lose all of his momentum. After punting Vince McMahon in the skull and winning the Royal Rumble, you would have expected Randy Orton's momentum to have been stronger than ever.

That unfortunately, was not the case.

He opened up the show by coming to the ring with his lawyers and therapist. He revealed that he has been suffering from I.E.D. (Intermediate Explosive Disorder) which is what caused him to attack Vince McMahon the previous Monday night.

You probably noticed the fans who were so happy to cheer "RKO! RKO!" switch back to chanting "You Suck! You Suck!" If you thought that this was by accident than the WWE has taken you for a ride.

Randy Orton is a heel, or a bad guy for those who are not fluent with pro wrestling vernacular. It is his job to get people to boo him no matter what the cost. The issue has been that Randy Orton has appeared so "cool" to many that his anti-hero persona has ironically become appealing to many fans.

That's not referring to myself, I've long been a Randy Orton fan through years of him being one of the most hated heels in the business.

I believe that Randy Orton has become so popular and gathered so much momentum that the WWE wanted to put an end to his popularity. They don't want fans cheering for him, they'd rather have those same fans cheer for John Cena.

Good luck with that one.

What Orton did manage to accomplish was turning the fans who cheered for him, against him within the blink of an eye.

Sad really, it didn't take much.

All Orton needed was to come to the ring with some obnoxious lawyers and complain in an effort to get on the fans nerves.

No, this wasn't the "cool" Randy Orton who punted Vince McMahon in the skull. This was Randy Orton getting back to basics. I don't think he liked this angle. Besides when he was able to yell at Stephanie McMahon, he looked rather unenthusiastic about what he was saying.

I will say however being a fan of Randy Orton the heel that I loved hearing those boos come back.

The beat down (if that's what you want to call it) by Shane McMahon was just another attempt to get the fans off of Orton's side. Shane is popular with the fans so I'm certain they're hoping for more people to back him than Orton.

I completely disagree with Shane McMahon's attacks which I addressed here...

But I do feel that the WWE will correct their failed attempt at a good storyline in that respect. Don't expect to see more of the same garbage in the weeks to come.

I hope we will see more of Randy Orton the heel and I personally do not care what he does to get the people to boo him, that's when he's at his best.