Randy Orton’s WrestleMania 27 Finish Spot Recreated by TNA Star

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Randy Orton has been regarded as one of the most tenured and accomplished WWE superstars, still going strong in the WWE landscape on a full-time basis. Despite considering retirement just two years ago, Orton’s time off from the squared circle assisted him in becoming healthy and extending his in-ring career to many more years.

Moreover, WWE’s Apex Predator has many signatures attached to his name, particularly his finishing maneuver, RKO. Also, another popular iteration of his finisher is delivering the RKO outta nowhere to the surprise of his opponents that a former WWE and current TNA star borrowed recently.

Which TNA star borrowed Randy Orton’s RKO outta nowhere?

During the recent TNA pay-per-view show, Under Siege, their latest recruit and veteran star “Broken” Matt Hardy competed in his return bout in a six-man tag team match, teaming up with Speedball Mountain (Trent Seven and Mike Bailey) against The System (Moose, Brian Myers and Eddie Edwards) in a losing effort.

However, in a spot during the match, Moose climbed the top rope in an attempt to execute a high-risk move on Matt Hardy. But as he came down, Moose found himself connected in an RKO by Hardy, mirroring the finish of Randy Orton‘s WrestleMania 27 spot, when CM Punk attempted a top rope move and Orton countered it in an RKO. The Broken One took to his X to acknowledge borrowing the ‘RKO outta nowhere’ in his TNA return match.

“OUTTA NOWHERE Picked this up from being RKO’ed hundreds of times by @RandyOrton.”

Matt Hardy returned to TNA Wrestling last month following the expiration of his AEW contract. Randy Orton, on the other hand, teamed up with Kevin Owens in a losing effort against The Bloodline at WWE Backlash France, led by Solo Sikoa who took the reins from Roman Reigns and added Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa to the stable.

While both men have faced each other in the past in WWE, the chances of squaring off again seem bleak at the moment due to Orton and Hardy being in different companies, that can certainly change in the future if they become a part of the same roster.

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