Particulars on livid backstage response after a Randy Orton match ran lengthy

Former WWE Famous person Eugene has recalled how Jim Cornette reacted furiously when a Randy Orton vs. John Cena match ran lengthy in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).

Earlier than they joined WWE’s foremost roster in 2002, Randy Orton and John Cena carried out in the identical OVW system as Eugene. Jim Cornette, the lead booker for OVW on the time, determined to ebook Randy Orton vs. John Cena as the primary occasion of an OVW present.

Talking on Chris Jericho’s Speak Is Jericho podcast, Eugene mentioned the match went over its allotted time by greater than two minutes. Cornette allegedly reacted by smashing home windows with a baseball bat.

“One time Cornette tried Cena towards Randy in the primary occasion. Counting down 30 seconds, 20 seconds, 5, 4. They went over like two minutes and 17 seconds, one thing like that. I bear in mind Cena coming again doing his tape, it was a very good match. Like, ‘Yeah, we did actually good.’

“Corny [Jim Cornette] is, ‘God rattling, two minutes and 17 seconds?’ Will get his baseball bat and begins beating the home windows within the constructing down from us, hitting his automotive. Randy simply left when he got here again. Yeah, now and again it [Cornette’s frustrations] got here out.”

Chris Jericho mentioned he has additionally heard tales about Cornette letting out his frustrations by smashing automotive home windows with a baseball bat.

Randy Orton and John Cena’s WWE historical past

John Cena defeated Randy Orton on WWE SmackDown in February 2017
John Cena defeated Randy Orton on WWE SmackDown in February 2017

In response to wrestling stats database Cagematch.web, Randy Orton and John Cena have confronted one another in 126 singles matches. That quantity contains WWE stay occasions, in addition to their two one-on-one matches in OVW.

Their first singles match passed off on the Brian Pillman Memorial Present in August 2001, with Randy Orton defeating The Prototype (Cena’s former gimmick). The newest one-on-one encounter between the 2 males got here at a stay occasion in February 2017. Cena picked up the victory to retain the WWE Championship.

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Printed 17 Feb 2021, 18:18 IST

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