While Randy Orton might be absent from WWE television, his crossover appeal continues to grow even making it as far as Major League Baseball.
It’s no secret that Randy Orton hears voices in his head and they talk to him. In fact, those voices have helped him become one of the most decorated WWE Superstars in history, as well as one of the most respected veterans in the business today.
To hammer home Orton’s now legendary status, his finishing move and even his entrance music have become part of popular culture.
Never has this point been proven more blatantly than during a recent MLB broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia. During a game between the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals, in reference to the announcers having people talking in their headset, legendary announcer John Kruk sang the opening bars of Orton’s theme.
You can find the gloriously bizarre clip below.
John Kruk singing Randy Orton’s theme. I can’t believe this is my life
— Nick Piccone (@_piccone) July 6, 2022
Randy Orton is currently out of action with a back injury. Although the exact nature of the issue is unknown, it has been reported that it has been progressively getting worse in recent months. In fact, it has been reported that some within WWE are worried that The Viper will miss the rest of 2022 should he require surgery.
It had previously been suggested that Orton was in line for a match at SummerSlam against Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns. However, it has since been announced that Reigns will be facing Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing Match.
Despite his injury, Orton recently found himself back in the headlines after a clip emerged of him delivering his trademark RKO on a family member into a swimming pool.