Randy Orton reflects on RKO to Seth Rollins at WWE WrestleMania 31: "I gotta give all that credit to Seth"

Originally published at Randy Orton reflects on RKO to Seth Rollins at WWE WrestleMania 31: "I gotta give all that credit to Seth"

Rollins’ highlight before the cash-in. 

WrestleMania 31 in 2015 concluded with Seth Rollins raising the WWE World Heavyweight Championship above his head. Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and added himself to Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar’s main event bout and came out as champion. 

In the second match on the main card, Rollins went one-on-one with Randy Orton. Orton secured the win after Rollins went for a Curb Stomp while Orton was still on his feet. Rollins catapulted himself into the air and was hit with an RKO when he came down. 

Orton spoke about that highlight while guest appearing on Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast. He said he’ll take some credit for the timing of it but as far as getting to that point, he stated that all credit goes to Seth. 

It’s up there (Orton said about RKO to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 31 being one of his favorite times he’s hit the move)… So, when it comes to the timing, I’ll take the credit on that but when it comes to getting there, I gotta give all that credit to Seth. I gave him a base to jump off of, but he had to run towards me, redirect, go straight up off the back and give me enough hang time — give himself enough hang time I should say for me to go from being bent way the f*ck down to getting out from underneath, seeing him and dropping and if he would have been just a little off, the whole move would have not went down, or if it went down, it wouldn’t have been pretty and it would have been on me. I would have took the criticism on that, so I gotta give guys like Seth and all the other guys that have done the springboards and where I catch ‘em and even J.D. (McDonagh in WarGames), bobblehead JD.

Orton and Rollins tagged together in the men’s WarGames match at Survivor Series. Alongside Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn and Jey Uso, they bested Drew McIntyre and Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio & J.D. McDonagh). 

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