“I’d called your father”: WWE legend Randy Orton once blasted Tony Khan after weeks of AEW debut teasers

AEW President Tony Khan is expected to make a significant signing announcement at Full Gear, and this has piqued the interest of wrestling fans everywhere. Some fans have speculated that it may be Randy Orton, generating a lot of interest and discussion.

Orton’s criticism of Khan in early 2019 over AEW debut teases demonstrates that the Viper’s cutting tongue is just as effective as his impressive wrestling skills. During the conflict on social media, the Viper discussed trying to contact Tony’s father. With this new development, spectators at Full Gear are on the edge of their seats.

Randy Orton blasted Tony Khan over AEW debut teasers

Although there has been speculation for some time that Randy Orton may be interested in switching to AEW, there was never any concrete evidence to support such a move. He hinted at joining All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in 2019, leading to talk of a potential career shift. Still, he refused to leave WWE, and his latest exchange with Tony Khan at that moment suggested he had no plans to join AEW anytime soon.

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Orton and Khan had a verbal dispute in the context of a social media conversation. Khan answered Orton’s question about his father’s business ties in Saudi Arabia. The back-and-forth continued, with Orton dubbing Khan the “Dixie Carter of Jacksonville” and mentioning an article about Khan’s father being probed.

Over the years, as AEW has signed icons like Ric Flair, fans have brought up this discussion. Some have seen parallels between AEW and TNA in 2011, while others have questioned the veracity of Orton’s “Jacksonville Dixie” claim given that Dixie Carter employed several WWE stars at that time. Fans are connecting the dots to 2019 and thinking the new face will definitely be the Viper.

Randy Orton likely to return to WWE soon

Cody Rhodes and the WarGames crew got a lift when unexpected recruit Drew McIntyre joined Judgment Day. Cody hinted at further reinforcements after the cameras cut off, prompting curiosity about who could have joined him. The Chicago Survivor Series event is full of excitement, and anything might happen, particularly in the Men’s WarGames battle.

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There have been rumors of a return to WWE for Randy Orton, who has been out with injuries since May 2022. With rumors of his comeback circulating online, he would be a formidable opponent for Drew McIntyre.

Randy fits the requirements for building intrigue surrounding the mysterious fifth guy since he is under contract, a huge celebrity, and has been off TV for months. There have been speculations of his comeback previously, but this time he appears like the obvious favorite.

In Cody Rhodes’s Survivor Series WarGames team, do you agree that Randy Orton is the ideal fifth man? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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