Currently, the future of Randy Orton is up in the air, and his status as a main-event star may suffer a severe blow after the recent 60-day suspension, his second thanks to the Wellness Policy.
Nonetheless, over the past 10 years, Orton has developed from a promising rookie into one of the top stars in the WWE. He has held the WWE Championship six times and the World Heavyweight Championship three times, along with winning the 2009 Royal Rumble.
During his career, Orton has been involved in quite a number of feuds. While some are forgettable (and are probably already forgotten), some have been great, and they are pivotal to the rise of the Viper and his dominance during the latter half of the last decade.
Before his suspension, he was considered one of the top stars in the company right next to John Cena, who has his own slideshow of best opponents at this link. While it remains to be seen where Orton will go from here, there is no doubting the impact he has made in the WWE so far in his career.
Here are the greatest and most important opponents of Randy Orton since his debut on Smackdown in 2002.