As noted, Randy Orton has been doing the media rounds to promote his appearance on USA Network's new series, Shooter. Orton recently spoke to CBS Sports, below are some of highlights:
"I know what it's like to be in his position and I know what it's like to be in his family's position, because I've been on both sides growing up in the business. Especially having my kids ringside when I've been hit a little too hard, maybe, if you know what I mean, or got a gash across the top of my head in a ladder match. I know that the kids worry. And I knew where they were sitting and I also knew that the match was gonna slow down to tend to Shane and make sure he was alright. So I just thought you know what? What better use of my time for the next 15 seconds than to go over there and talk to his kids and make sure they're cool?"
What Orton told Shane's family:
"I told them their dad was a champ and he was a tough dude, and he's fine, and it's just part of what we're doing right now, kids. Don't worry about it. And they smiled and the wife was happy, and everything was cool.
"At first I was like 'Oh man, I'm blowing my gig, I can't be that guy. But at the same time, that's who I am. The people got to see a little side of me and that's the nurturing father figure that I am for my kids."
Orton also discussed enjoying being a heel again, Bray Wyatt being a good father, wanting to face AJ Styles, John Cena hosting SNL and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
Source: CBS Sports