2nd & 3rd Generation Wrestlers That Might Surprise You.
(Just as a side note, brothers will be counted as a single entry.)
- Randy Orton – Randal Keith Orton is not just a legacy; he is a third generation wrestler.
His Grand-Father was Bob Orton, Sr. Orton, Sr. started his career at the age of 37 with the NWA World Tag Team Championship promotion, his tag partner was Eddie Graham.
Throughout his career he wrestled all over the National Wrestling Alliance’s (NWA) territories.
Orton, Sr. (officially) retired in 2000 at the age of 70, and passed away six years later.
‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton, Jr., also known as ‘Ace’ to his friends, started wrestling at the age of 22 and made his debut with Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF). After about nine years bouncing between promotions, he made his way to the WWF, now known as the WWE.
Orton, Jr. found his partner in crime, ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper and the two rarely strayed from one another for the tenure of their respective #WWE careers.
Since then, he has bounced around independent circuits, but, never found the same success as he had with Piper. He has made several cameos on WWE since, most of which tie into storylines with his son, #RandyOrton.