First of all I would like to say that this is my first article and reviews are much appreciated. This article will dive into why it's vital for not only Randy Orton, But Triple H, and the WWE as well for Randy Orton to win the WWE Title at Wrestlemania 25. I will be doing this by giving my reasons storyline-wise and non-storyline-wise.
Throughout sports history there have been teams who have had to get through their rivals in order to reach the top of their respective sports.
The Indianapolis Colts had to get through the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox had to get through the New York Yankees, the Chicago Bulls had to get though the Detroit Pistons, and so on.
I could list more but my point is that Randy Orton's roadblock is Triple H.
Since Randy Orton has come back, he has stepped his game up to a whole new level. Gone is that cocky and arrogant young superstar of yesteryear.
What we have now is an entirely new character in pro wrestling. What we have is no mere heel—Randy Orton is a new kind of heel devoid of compassion, kindness, and limitations. In the golden age of heel wrestlers, Randy Orton is the ultimate heel.
Randy Orton has also been on an unprecedented roll since returning to in-ring action. He has taken out everybody standing in his way and has formed the group simply called, "Legacy." He even won the 2009 Royal Rumble.
Now Randy Orton not only has his eyes on becoming a four-time World Champion, but also becoming "the man" of the WWE. The only man now standing in his way is the man who has been a constant thorn in his side; Triple H.
There aren't many pro wrestlers in the WWE or in all of pro wrestling who have had a career like Triple H has had.
He has won everything the WWE has to offer in his 14 years in the company. Now Triple H is at a new stage of his career.
He's now at an age where everyone is gunning for him insted of the other way around. There is one man in particular who has had his eyes set on ending "The Game's" career. That man is none other than Triple H's former protege, Randy Orton.
It's not a coincidence what happened between these two. In fact, it's all very textbook.
It started when Triple H decided he wanted a pet project. Triple H at that point was at the top of his profession, but his over-inflated ego wanted more. He's seen other wrestlers groom younger talent into superstars so why couldn't he? The difference was that Hunter went a different rout and decided to mold a wrestler who's family has been in wrestling for three generations; Randy Orton.
It all started out so well. He was the World Heavyweight Champion, Evolution was running Raw, and Randy Orton was blossoming quickly into a wrestler to be reckoned with. Orton was blossoming so quickly in fact that it started worrying Triple H. Triple H wasn't ready to share the spotlight.
Then things got worse from there. He lost his World Title at Wrestlemania 20, then watched as his protege won said title at Summerslam. Things had gone horribly wrong and he had to kill Orton's momentum. So Triple H betrayed Orton and went back to business as usual; or so he thought.
Triple H's actions had an everlasting effect on Randy Orton. Randy is now consumed by not only taking out Triple H, but his WWE Title, and his place in the WWE as well.
Perhaps it's time for Triple H to step down and let his protege take the reigns?
From early on in Randy Orton's career, he was breed for success.
He has the talent, the athleticism, the in-ring ability, and the charisma to go far in this business. Sure he's had some bumps in the road, as most of the greats have, but one thing has remained the same—Not Orton destined to become a legend, but he's also destined to become an icon of the business.
Any debates were answered since Randy has returned. His mic skills, his persona, his in-ring ability, his mindset, and his charisma has all been doubled since returning. Orton is finally living up to his potential, and what a potential it is.
Since returning Orton has carried the WWE on his back. He has been involved in most to all of the best story lines since returning. He's also garnered respect from the likes of Bret Hart, DDP, Booker T, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Triple H, Sting, and others; calling him the best of his generation.
The WWE needs Orton to be WWE Champion not only to establish the Legacy more, but to establish Orton as the face of the WWE for those that aren't children.
If you have read some of my comments on this site, you know I'm not a big fan of Triple H.
I think he uses his status in the company to his advantage too much and has an incessant need to be in the main event (as shown in most of his Wrestlemania's).
Does that take away from what he's accomplished? Absolutely not. But I do think that it's important for Triple H to put Orton over tonight. If he does, that he will prove myself and others wrong and cement his spot as an icon in pro wrestling history.
Since The Rock and Steve Austin left, the WWE has been devoid of the two superstars that are not only the faces of the franchise but also carry the workload in the main events.
In the 80s, it was Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, in the early 90s it was Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, and in the late 90s to early 00s it was Steve Austin and The Rock. Right now the WWE doesn't have that.
They might have one with John Cena but that still leaves one—and that's Randy Orton. Some might ask why not the other main eventers? Here's why:
Triple H is turning 40 soon.
The Undertaker is in his 40s.
Shawn Michaels is his 40s.
Edge is in his late 40s.
Batista is in his 40s.
I could go on, but I think I proved my point.
All the rest are either too young or not established enough yet. That leaves Orton (29) and Cena (31). That's why it's imperative that Randy Orton wins the WWE Championship tonight, not just for the company, but for everyone in it and fans around the world.