What Does WWE Have Planned For Randy Orton's Legacy?

No BodyCorrespondent IJune 30, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 9:  WWE wrestlers (L-R) Ric Flair, Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton, Stacy Kiebler & Miss Jackie attend the New York Knicks v Boston Celtics  NBA game March 9, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.   (Photo by Ray Amati/Getty Images)

First, let me just say that this wasn't the picture I wanted. B/R won't let me upload photos for some reason, and this is the only picture of Orton they had.

The way I see it, there are many possibilities for Legacy at this point.

Possibility No. 1: Legacy Splits into Orton and Priceless.

Rhodes and DiBiase lost in their tag team match this past Sunday at The Bash and Orton proved that he did not give a damn. Orton was thinking only about No. 1, himself.

I'm not completely against this theory. In my opinion, Orton could do much better without them. Currently, he is portrayed as a coward who can't do anything unless Rhodes and DiBiase come to help him. This should not be the case, though.

Think of the few matches that Priceless didn't interfere in.

Fatal Four Way for WWE Championship: No Priceless, no problem. In this match, Orton showed us that he was able to wrestle, and able to actually hit an RKO. He got a clean pin on Big Show and was rewarded for it.

Last Man Standing match with Triple H: Let's be honest, everyone expected Priceless to interfere in this match after Orton got beaten up for a few minutes. This was not the case however, and Orton had the upper hand for most of the match. Triple H did get the last hit in; however, Orton did not actually lose this match.

Gauntlet Match: As a whole, this match isn't that great of an example. The first match with Evan Bourne, however, is. Bourne looked good, and Orton was able to counter many of his moves, including his finisher. He was able to hit the RKO and get the pin cleanly.

Orton can survive without Priceless, but what about vice versa.

I'm pretty sure Priceless could do just fine without Orton as well. Although they did lose their last match for the titles, they still should be in the title hunt and seem to perform just as well, if not better, without Orton around.


Possibility No. 2: Jack Swagger Joins Legacy, Forming a Four-Man Stable.

This past Monday's Raw showed us that Jack Swagger is a suck-up. He willingly got counted out against Orton in order to "make a lasting impression" and show his respect for Orton. As far as I see it, Orton can take this two ways.

First, he could ignore it and act like he doesn't owe Swagger anything. He can claim that since he isn't a second-generation superstar, he can't join Legacy. Swagger can then complain about this and feud with Orton.

I don't see this happening as much since WWE isn't too fond of heel vs. heel feuds and Jack Swagger doesn't seem like much of a face. Who knows, though.

The other thing Orton could do is incorporate Swagger into Legacy. While I don't see Orton being the grateful type, this storyline could really work.

I personally think that having four men in a stable is much more threatening than three. Just think about The Four Horsemen or Evolution. It would also allow them to capture all of the title son Raw and establish themselves a true threat.

Orton would be WWE Champ, Pricelss would take the tag titles, and Swagger would capture the U.S. title.

The only problem I see with this is that Swagger seems a bit too cocky to settle for a mid-card title. I suppose he could theoretically turn on Orton after a while, but who knows. I just hope Swagger doesn't turn into one of Orton's mindless henchmen.


Possibility No. 3: Swagger Joins, DiBiase Quits.

WWE has been pushing this DiBiase/Orton argument since The Bash pretty heavily. Orton didn't care that Priceless lost in their title match, and he didn't care that DiBiase's father was going to be the next guest GM on Raw.

Now, Rhodes doesn't seem to mind being treated like dirt, but DiBiase seems to think he deserves more (which he does). This could, of course, lead to DiBiase leaving the group to go on his own title hunt.

I don't really see this happening too much, but again, it could cause several good storylines. Of course, if DiBiase left, he would most likely convince Rhodes to quit as well, leaving just Swagger and Orton.

DiBiase's father could come into play as well. He could talk Ted into quitting since he has been getting treated so badly. Then DiBiase Sr. could set Orton up in another grueling match as revenge.

Of course, there is no way to tell what WWE is thinking so this is all just speculation on my part. I personally like where all three of the theories could go but I think right now, number two seems like the best option.

Thanks for reading, and as usual, feedback is always appreciated.