Guinness World Records have acknowledged the achievements of Randy Orton and Natalya at Survivor Series as the third-generation stars broke new ground in WWE.
At Survivor Series Randy Orton made his 177th WWE pay-per-view appearance when he teamed with Riddle to take on SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos. In the battle for brand supremacy, Rated RK-Bro picked up the victory for Raw.
According to The Internet Wrestling Database, that match meant that Orton has now competed in more WWF/WWE pay-per-view events than anyone else in history. The Viper was previously tied with Kane on 176 appearances.
The top five is completed by The Undertaker (174) Triple H (173) and John Cena on 163. Surprisingly WWE icon The Rock has only competed on 79 pay-per-view events while Stone Cold Steve Austin is over 100 events behind Orton on 70.
Guinness World Records also recognised Natalya’s feat of reaching 68 pay-per-view match appearances in WWE, the most of any woman in history. The daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart first appeared on WWE pay-per-view way back in April 2008 at Backlash.
Since then Natalya has captured the WWE Divas Title as well as the SmackDown Women’s Championship and recently held the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship with Tamina. At Survivor Series Natalya was part of Team SmackDown who fell to defeat at the hands of the five women representing Raw.
The rest of the women’s top five for pay-per-view appearances is currently rounded out with The Four Horsewomen of WWE. Charlotte Flair is second with 59, Sasha Banks is third with 47, following The Boss is Becky Lynch with 46, and then Bayley with 43.