Jinder Mahal has heaped praise on Randy Orton, saying the Apex Predator is the greatest Superstar of his generation.
“I learned so much from Randy. I believe Randy is probably the greatest in-ring WWE Superstar of my generation. Phenomenal. His timing, his look, charisma. When he needs to turn it on, or he’s like one of those guys who can have like no expression on his face and still get insane reaction just by doing nothing, just by moving. So what I learned from him is just taking your time, slow. It’s not about the moves, it’s about the story, it’s about the moments people remember. And if you have a long match, you do a bunch of moves at the end of the night. Nobody’s going to remember everything, but they will remember that feeling that you gave them. So that’s what I learned from him.”
Meanwhile, Mickie James recently told Inside The Ropes that she believes Orton deserves to be in the conversation for greatest of all time.
“Randy Orton, in my opinion, is today’s modern GOAT in the sense of he literally can go in there… I love old school style, I love story-telling somebody he can go in there and work with anyone and I don’t ever not believe anything that he’s doing. There’s zero room for error. I believe everything that he’s doing. It’s just perfection every time. And it’s because he doesn’t cater to the bullshit and he just wrestles how he wrestles and he doesn’t care. He can squeeze your head off for five minutes. And I just love it. I love it. That’s just old school. That’s like that old school style to me that I love, that makes sense to me.”
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