WWE DVD Review: Randy Orton- RKO Outta Nowhere

Aside from Brock Lesnar and John Cena, no man has been as dominant in WWE the last decade and a half as Randy Orton has been. He’s had many nicknames over the years- Legend Killer, Apex Predator, The Viper and more; And whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying the success Orton has had during his career. One of the latest DVD sets from WWE Home Video showcases the career of Orton in RKO Outta Nowhere and, though WWE released a DVD set on Orton in the past, this one focuses more on his career than on his personal life. The documentary and wrestling segments are intertwined, mixed in with interviews showing Orton discussing each match and opponent in-depth. With matches spanning from his debut in OVW to the formation and involvement with Evolution, all the way through to the present day with matches against Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and more. The interviews show Orton discussing the influence teammates like Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, Edge and Shawn Michaels had on his career as well as the impact opponents like Christian and CM Punk had on him individually, personally and professionally. Orton talks about the importance of working with the younger wrestlers in Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and others as well as how much promise they have as sports entertainers. He also discusses how many of them made him a better in-ring performer. In the end, RKO Outta Nowhere is a magnificent glimpse into the career of Orton and shows a side of him many of his may not have known. While when he was younger, he may have had a reputation of being rebellious and hard to work with, it’s truly inspiring to watch him discuss his maturity and humbling along the course of his career. If you’ve been a WWE fan at any point of the last 15 years, this is a great DVD set for you to check out. -Reggie Edwards