On episode 66 of Tom Clark's Main Event, WWE SmackDown LIVE Tag Team Champion Randy Orton talked about having a new bounce in his step teaming with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper and possibly changing up his ring gear.
According to Orton, he has a new pep in his step now because he is enjoying teaming with The Wyatt Family. Orton admitted to being apprehensive about the faction in the beginning. Also, Orton talked about passing on his knowledge of professional wrestling to American Alpha.
"Keeping things new and refreshing at work, like right now I have a new pep in my step, I feel, because I'm working with guys that are fun to work with. This whole angle with The Wyatt Family, I'm really enjoying it. At first, I wasn't quite sure, but now that we're in the middle of it and me and Bray and Luke are tag champs, everything's feeling right. And I get to do what I love to do best and that's be a heel. So each week is a little different. It's not getting stale. Nothing against Sheamus, but it's not working Sheamus every night for six months. It's like, American Alpha, I've been working live events with those guys and Kane against Luke, me, and Bray, and they're just amazing. They're so smooth and they've got that heart that [host Tom Clark was] talking about. It's making me have a little more heart because I'm in there with guys that feel that way and they want to do things and when they're doing something wrong, I tell them and it's not like a conversation that lasts an hour. They get it. Do you know what I mean? So it's yeah."
Also during the interview, Orton put over Luke Harper, saying that he is great and that he regretted not getting a chance to wrestle him in the past. While Orton is looking forward to locking horns with Harper down the road, he is content running roughshod over SmackDown's tag team division for the time being.
"[Harper]'s great. Like, before I was injured, I was supposed to work with him in a singles match, I think in the pre-show of Hell In A Cell in 2015. And I was looking forward to that. We've never touched. And somewhere down the line, I'm sure that'll happen too. But for now and the next long while, I see my future being with them and dominating SmackDown."
Orton indicated that he has given some thought to changing up his gear, but does not know where to go with it. Orton acknowledged that he has worn the same wrestling gear for over 10 years and that he has not really changed his character or moveset over the years.
"Yeah, [being a part of The Wyatt Family is refreshing]. I almost want to change up my gear, but I'm not quite sure where to go with it. Like, I need to find out who made Bray's stuff. It's kind of like a Baron Corbin-esque like thing he [has] got going on. I should say Baron's got a Bray Wyatt thing going on, but either way, I've been in the same gear for well over a decade. It's cool to see guys kind of evolve and that are always changing things up and I've never been like that. I might introduce a new move here and there or a new attitude here and there, but what I'm starting to realize is the creativity is, there's no limit to it and it can always pull you back if you're not willing to really think about your character and make those changes. And I just really haven't for my whole career because I've always been third generation competitor Randy Orton. Wrestling's in my blood. This is what I do. This is what I was born to do. I've got my own style. Yeah, I don't do flips and s--t, but when it comes down to it, I know how to tell a story and that's what I've tried to get over doing. And being with the Wyatts now, that creativity, I feel a little spark. I feel lighter on my feet, like there's a bounce in my step again working with these guys."
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