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Dustin Rhodes Says Randy Orton Is Number 1 On Modern Day Mount Rushmore

Dustin Rhodes

Dustin Rhodes has boldly claimed that Randy Orton would be the number one pick on his modern day wrestling Mount Rushmore.

One of the most hotly debated topics on social media in recent months has been that of ‘Mount Rushmore’s.’ Whether it’s in Hip Hop, film or professional wrestling, fans and stars alike have been naming the central figures of their particular fandom.

Posting on social media, AEW veteran Dustin Rhodes decided to get in on the action, and the discussion around the greatest of all-time. Rhodes said that he had been reading about Shawn Michaels being the greatest, something he said he could confirm. However, he also wanted to add Randy Orton, Bryan Danielson and Stone Cold Steve Austin to the conversation.

In response, a fan agreed that Orton should be in the ‘Mount Rushmore’ discussion. Commenting back, Rhodes said that in terms of modern day wrestling, Randy Orton should be number one.

Despite a near two decade long career, Randy Orton shows no sign of slowing down. The Viper recently set a new record for the number of WWE pay-per-view appearances, before smashing another record a few weeks later, as he has now competed in more matches on Raw than anyone in history.

Orton was most recently in action on the December 10th episode of SmackDown where he teamed with Riddle to take on The Usos and The New Day. Despite a strong showing for the Raw Tag Team Champions, it was Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods who walked away victorious.

Speaking earlier in December, WWE legend The Undertaker named his own Mount Rushmore, again featuring Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The other two names on his list were Andre The Giant and The Rock.

Meanwhile, The Great One also got involved, although he played a little fast and loose with the format. The Rock tipped the people’s hat to Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, before declaring a three-way tie for the final spot between Pat Patterson, The Undertaker and Jacky Fargo.