"The Viper” Randy Orton recently stopped by The Kurt Angle Show, where he spoke about a storyline that made him feel uncomfortable.
Just weeks after the passing of Eddie Guerrero, Orton made questionable in character comments about Eddie, as a way to draw heat from fans. The angle mostly drew negative attention, and many fans felt like the comments crossed the line.
Orton offered up his thoughts on the storyline, which also featured Rey Mysterio, and told listeners:
"100% was not comfortable with it. Rey assured me that it's something Eddie would have wanted, and even still, Rey and myself went to Vickie, and Vickie gave us her blessing. She said the same thing. Eddie would have wanted to help you guys in this manner if he could have used his death in some way to help the business as morbid as that sounds; he would have wanted us to do it.”
Randy continued to talk about the questionable angle, and explained that even though it made him feel uncomfortable, he felt like it added to the story. Randy explained:
"Especially with Rey being involved, so although it was a horrible tragedy and we all lost our friend, it was kind of something that helped me along the way in my career, and a lot of people, you know, as a bad guy talking about that. That was heat, and it worked, you know, it kind of helped with the angle between Rey and me. But looking back, it will always be something that was a little, you know, there are a lot of things that I've done in my career that have made me uncomfortable. I think we can all agree on that, right? Individually, but that, in particular, was something that I'd put at the top of the list.”
(H/T and transcribed by SKWrestling)