If Hulk Hogan can wrestle one more match, he has disclosed the identity of the WWE superstar he would like to face again.
At the 2006 SummerSlam, The Hulkster and The Viper engaged in a brawl, with Hogan emerging victorious over Orton.
Although the Immortal One has stated that he would like to get back into action, his health problems most likely will not allow that to happen.
The Hall of Famer spoke in an interview this week and named Randy Orton as the wrestler he’d want to face if he ever returns.
Randy Orton is highly regarded by Hulk Hogan, who feels that Orton “fits perfectly” in the WWE hierarchy. In a recent interview, Hogan discussed Orton—who made a comeback at Survivor Series—with SI.
Hulk Hogan, the WWE Hall of Famer, believes Randy Orton meshes quite nicely with the company’s current roster.
WWE’s roster is stacked with a plethora of talented wrestlers. While numerous wrestlers have come and gone, “The Viper” is still popular among the crowd. “The Hulkster,” who has a long history with the Orton family, is undoubtedly impressed.
In his last WWE match, which took place at SummerSlam in 2006, the wrestling legend faced off against Orton. Since then, “The Apex Predator” has developed into one of the greatest of all time.
Randy Orton has been back in the WWE for the past 18 months, during which time he has been dealing with back injuries. At 43, Orton’s wrestling style and approach have evolved, and he appears to be in excellent physical condition.
In an interview, Hogan said, If I wasn’t all beat to hell, I’d love to get in the ring with Randy. We could still tear it down at the main event.
Not only does he adjust to the styles of the young guys, but he also watches their matches. He slows the guys down and teaches them during the match.
Moreover, Orton calls audibles on the spot and walks them through the process. Here’s the diamond; please open my hand. He changed from the traditional to this hybrid style.”
Randy could make the necessary adjustments to fit my style and call it in the ring. He is simply amazing and capable of working with both new guys and veterans.
In the ring, he is adept at making both turns. He has an understanding of wrestling that very few people have. Because of this, he is producing masterpieces in the ring.”
Randy Orton recently competed in the Men’s WarGames match at the Survivor Series at the Allstate Arena in Chicago.
The multi-time World Champion helped his team, comprising Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Seth Rollins, and Sami Zayn, score the win over The Judgment Day and Drew McIntyre. Orton is currently aiming for retribution on The Bloodline.
In singles matches, Hogan has also faced off against “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr., Orton’s father. They were both admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
On May 11, 1985, at the first Saturday Night’s Main Event, Hulk defeated Orton Jr. to retain the WWE Championship in the first Hogan vs. Orton Jr. match.
Hogan continued, “Orton keeps doing amazing work more than 20 years after his debut because he knows how to work with pretty much anyone in the ring.” Wild notes that despite how long Orton has been around, he’s still not as close to wrestling as Hogan was.
He will be if he manages to wrestle for ten more years, though. The Apex Predator indicated to fans off-camera when he returned to the Survivor Series that he plans on sticking around for at least another decade.