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Randy Orton Speaks on Which Match Should Close WrestleMania 33, Hsi Future, More

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Randy Orton recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote WrestleMania 33. Here are the highlights.

On The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33

“‘Taker is going to face Roman Reigns and that’s going to be a good one. I honestly believe that should be the last match on the card, I think that everybody will be happy with the outcome of the match. I expect the Undertaker to throw Roman Reigns around like a rag doll. Roman Reigns is going to get his, but at the same time, this is the Undertaker we’re talking about.”

On his future in WWE:

As far as retiring, I’m still young in this business. I’m 36 and I feel – I’ve been saying this for five years – I feel like I’ve got another 10 years in me. I’ve never felt this good with my body health-wise. It took me a while to get there but I’ve got a good team of people back in St. Louis that kind of put me together again each week if I need it. When you take that powerbomb through the table and the spinal stenosis in your lower back and causing impingement on a nerve and you can’t walk with out a limp, now I’ve got a guy in St. Louis where five minutes with him, a massage and I see my trainer and I’m back to 100 percent. I’ve gotten to a point where longevity is key. With injuries earlier in my career, it’s kind of always been key for me. I was fortunate to have these old timers tell me “Don’t go out there every night and do all this crazy stuff because you don’t need it.” It’s not being lazy, but in order to tell a story, these fans need to digest what’s happening. At times I’ll watch a cruiserweight match and I’m very impressed at how they limit themselves with all of the acrobatics but every once in a while you’ll see a match where they’re doing things I couldn’t dream of doing, but you get lost because there’s so much. There’s a lost art nowadays that sometimes I think guys need to slow down a bit.

To be honest, I don’t see myself retiring anytime soon. The last few years with my family getting bigger and bigger, a lighter schedule, a gradually lighter schedule is nice. I’ll get a weekend off a month, sometimes two – which is by no means a light schedule, wrestling 160, 170 nights a year isn’t a light schedule – but by the time I’m 40, I’d like to see that number get a little lower. I like doing this. I want to be like an Undertaker and be around so when your music hits people go crazy because of that respect that you’ve earned over 20, 25 years of going on the ride for them. I don’t see myself leaving and I think it’s easier to talk about leaving when you’re not enjoying what you’re doing currently or having a hard time with some character development or storyline. Talking to me right now, a couple of weeks before WrestleMania when I’m going to headline with Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship, life’s good, business is good. From that standpoint I’ll wrestle for another 10 or 20 years. I’ll always be around. WWE has given me everything, it really has. My kids will go to college because of them, I don’t have to worry about finances because of them. I was smart with my money because they have people who come and talk to us about how to not screw yourself moneywise. They’ve been a good company for taking care of us with the wellness policy. They’ve got a lot of things in effect that make sure the talent can live long and prosper as long as they give their heart and soul. I want to be part of this company for that reason. It’s a great place to work.

You can read the entire interview here.

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