Question: Randy, one question has weighed on the minds of WWE fans for years: Why are you so damn angry ?
Answer: Look at what's happened to me during my career. I've always been on the main-event scene, always been chasing the title, but people-whether it's a GM or Triple H - keep getting in my way and giving me the short end of the stick. I'm not as angry as i used to be, though; I'm very happy right now, actually. The IED was obviously a hoax. I needed something to blame my anger on. Now that i am WWE Champion again, everybody knows that we are in the Age of Orton. But if anyone gets in my way, my anger will flare up, and I'll lash out and do what i need to do.
Question: With all due respect, how does someone as high-strung as you unwind at the end of the day ?
Answer: When i come home, the first thing i do before anything else is kiss my wife and roll around on the floor with my baby girl. That relaxes the hell out of me.
Question: Wow, we thought you'd say that you pummel a Triple H effigy. Is The Game still Public Enemy No. 1 for you ? And do you think you've earned the same distinction fromhim ?
Answer: Yes and yes. After what i did to his wife, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and even his friend Shawn Michaels earlier in my career, he'll never be able to forgive me. Whather we're on the same show or not, we're always going to bump heads. There's going to be a fight when we run into each other.
Question: In past interviews, you've discussed your early training in Ohio Valley Wrestling. While there, you felt you were the least likely talent on the roaster to succeed. Were you told that by trainers, or was it just an extreme lack of confidence ?
Answer: When i first got down there, I hadn't receive a lot of training. I remember throwing my first dropkick and barely getting above my opponent's knees. Everyone was looking around thinking, "Are you kidding me?" Basically, i had the job because my dad my grandfather and my uncle were all wrestlers.I was a legacy. So i had a tough time starting out. I was around guys like Brock Lesner, John Cena, Shelton Benjamin. Everywhere i looked there were Al-Americans and Olympians, including strongmen like Mark Henry. I was 20 years old and out of shape. I couldn't do anything. Guess i turned out to be a natural.