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Why WWE Banned Randy Orton’s Hall Of Fame Carpool

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Randy Orton enjoyed sharing a car with a WWE Hall of Famer in his early days in the company before WWE had to step in and put an end to the arrangement.

Randy Orton entered the lion’s den of WWE in 2002, making the best out of adversity by becoming a reviled heel after being sidelined with a shoulder injury. From there he was recruited by Triple H and Ric Flair to join Evolution and the rest is history.

Speaking on the Wives of Wrestling podcast, Kim Orton – Randy’s wife – revealed that during his WWE infancy he shared a car with Kurt Angle. However, WWE had to put a stop to the arrangement as Angle had enough influence to arrive at buildings when saw fit, something that did not apply to Orton:

“I think it was after that time they told Randy he wasn’t allowed to drive with Kurt because he kept being late. So like, he was nervous, he was new, and he had to be on time, and they were like, ‘Hey, you need to be here on time.'”

“He was like, ‘Oh, you know, I was driving with Kurt.’ He thought he had kind of like the pass because he was with Kurt. They were like, ‘No, no, no, he (Kurt) has the pass; you have to be here on time.’ So, they were like maybe; you don’t drive with him anymore.”

Randy Orton has not been seen on WWE television since he and Riddle lost the Raw Tag Team Championship to The Usos on SmackDown in May. Reports have persisted that The Viper could be Roman Reigns’ WWE Universal Title challenger at this year’s SummerSlam at the end of July.

h/t Sportskeeda