Randy Orton is an excellent professional wrestler.
Smooth, slick, and safe between the ropes, he carries himself like a megastar, and he's got one of the most pop-worthy finishers in the company. He's Vince McMahon's ideal main eventer, and while never flashy, he's more than capable of delivering a great match when the mood takes him.
That said, Orton has consistently been one of the worst things about WWE in 2017, producing the most miserable 12-month period of his career.
Randy started brightly enough. His allegiance with Bray Wyatt was intriguing, and he delivered a great bout with Luke Harper at Elimination. Things soon took a turn for the worse, though. Burning Sister Abigail's burial ground was laughable, WrestleMania 33's bug match was comical, and the House Of Horrors was a WrestelCrap-worthy bulls*** baguette that all but guaranteed 'The Viper's' inclusion on lists like this.
The historically bad Wyatt feud ended, and Orton drifted into another stinker of a storyline. His and Jinder Mahal's promos were tired, and their matches putrid, with the Punjabi Prison's needless revival sitting comfortable alongside the House Of Horrors as one of the year's worst. From there, Randy cruised through internet darling Rusev, featured on SmackDown's Survivor Series team, and will close the year wrestling Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens at Clash Of Champions, where he'll presumably sleepwalk through another soulless showing.
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