Randy Orton On Working With Hulk Hogan, How Much Longer He'll Wrestle, Maturing, Having A Bus
Source: Brian SosciaRandy Orton recently sat down with Brian Soscia. Here are some highlights from the interview.
What he thinks are the differences with himself between when he first started wrestling and now: "I guess when I started I wasn't as responsible as I am now. I'm a father now and I think with that came a lot of that responsibility. I have a family to take care of and a family to look out for. So, I have to put them first. Before I was married, before I became a father, I really thought I was invincible, like I think most guys in their early twenties are. A couple humbling experiences and here I am. I think the biggest difference is that I'm a little bit more mature. Still a kid at heart, but I think twice before I make every decision now. I know that every decision I make could impact my daughter."
Does he ever travel with his family to wrestling shows in an RV: "Well yeah. It's actually not an RV. They call them Star Coaches. It's like a fifty foot bus. It's got a kitchen and a bunk and a king size bed in the back with wifi and a satellite. After being on the road a decade driving 800, 1000 miles a week, I thought now that I can afford it, I'm going to treat myself. A couple of us do it: Cena, Big Show, Triple H, Undertaker had a bus, Punk has a bus, Mysterio had a bus. When guys get to a point in their career where they feel they deserve it, if they can do it, they do it. I think, longevity wise, it's going to put another five, six, seven, eight, maybe even more, years on my career. "
How much longer will he wrestle: "I think the tank's still pretty much full. What I try to do is every couple months take a weekend off. Sometimes with us time flies by and before you know it you haven't had a day off, a good night's sleep, in a long time. Your body needs that. Your mind needs that. When you have a family you got to find a week here and there throughout the year where you can just hang up the boots and be a dad, be a husband and not be traveling the world being a WWE superstar. Everybody needs that."
What his time was like in the ring with Hulk Hogan: "It was great. It's magical with him, guys that are over like that. If you get the chance to be in there with someone that well known, even though I think he had a hard time moving around, it didn't matter. That's how powerful that brand is. He showed it, back in 2005 I think it was.
You can check out the whole interview above.
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