Do not take a picture of Randy Orton without his permission! And do not f*ck with The Viper when he’s working out! WWE superstars have very little time to themselves. And when they do have some free time, they can usually be found working out in the gym. These wrestlers can be very cranky. So, you don’t want to piss these guys off (believe me). When a fan snapped a surprise photo of Orton, The Viper looked ready to pounce.
Here is the impromptu photo-op of Orton that set him off:
This all went down on Monday in The Time Gym. While Randy was working out, a fan named Anthony Martin approached him for the picture. Orton declined the photo-op. When the fan persisted, Orton told the guy to “f**ck off.”
The fan, who wanted that picture of Orton, told a different story to Northeast Arkansas Report. This one sounds a lot more confrontational:
“I approached him by myself and said, ‘Can I get a picture of you?,’” Martin said. “He gave me a fist bump and replied, ‘Sorry. I can’t hear you,’ pointing to his ear phones. We went our separate ways.”
Leaving Orton alone, Martin said he decided to snap a photo of the wrestler from across the room.
“He saw me snap the picture and came up to me got in my face and said, ‘What the [expletive] are you doing? I said no [expletive] pictures! Are you [expletive] stupid?’” Martin said. “I said, ‘No. You said you couldn’t hear me.”
When the news broke out about this incident, Orton took to Twitter to vent. Randy was still ticked off that this guy was interrupting his workout session. Orton wants this guy to man-up and stop being such a fan boy.
If that fan would have just waited until Randy was done working out, I’m sure Orton wouldn’t have a problem with posing for a picture. But instead, this guy bothered The Viper so much that I’m surprised he didn’t receive an RKO outta nowhere!
Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Lance Storm wrote a lengthy FaceBook post about the incident. Storm is totally on Orton’s side, and urges eager fans to wait until Randy is done with his workout. Just wait until the guy is finished with his reps. Leave that snapshot for later.
Lesson to be learned: don’t mess with Randy Orton. And also, don’t bother him while he’s working out. Take Orton and Lance Storm’s advice. Getting an RKO in real life just isn’t worth it.