Randy Orton is regarded as a respected veteran in the wrestling industry, known for his in-ring skills and hard work. While Orton may portray a villainous character on-screen, often displaying arrogance and a ruthless demeanor, in real life, he is known to be more reserved. On top of that, he has also been described as a wild fun-loving guy by fellow wrestlers, especially during his young age.
While speaking on “Kliq This Podcast,” WWE Hall of Famer, Kevin Nash recalled a funny incident while driving with Randy Orton and former WWE star, Mark Jindrak. Nash also disclosed that the two used to bring alluring women to the arenas and backstage. Once they amassed massive backstage heat for their actions as well.
“I just remember him and Jindrak were good buddies, and I was like the driver; I had those two young f*ckers with me. And they were getting a*s everywhere! I mean, those two, and they would talk about it. They would come into the locker room,” Nash revealed.
He further added, “They would bring the broads to the f*cking arenas, and they were hot smoking! There would be like two hot smoking girls in the back sitting somewhere, and people would go like, ‘Who are they?’ ‘They are with Jindrak and Orton’”.
The former nWo member also recollected how the duo would face a lot of heat for their actions from the older guys backstage. However, the heat was not because their act was disrespectful or anything. Instead, “It was because it was such sweet ass”. Probably, the veterans backstage were jealous of the two young guys for bringing such stunning women despite their presence.
Mark Jindrak was slated to be part of Evolution instead of Randy Orton
Randy Orton’s association with Evolution is one of the significant points in his career. Evolution was a stable in WWE formed in 2003 and consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton. Orton was a young up-and-coming talent at the time and joined the group as a protégé. Later, Orton’s stint in the group eventually led to his rise to prominence as a top star.
20 years ago today we were introduced to one of the greatest factions of all time, Evolution! Triple H, Batista, Ric Flair, and Randy Orton became the standard in WWE pic.twitter.com/xx3mAjjaNP
— Joey Karni from The Angle Podcast (@theangleradio) February 3, 2023
Nevertheless, instead of Randy, Mark Jindrak was originally going to be part of the faction in its initial years. However, senior vice president of WWE, Bruce Prichard revealed the reason why it wasn’t the case. “I don’t know if Jindrak just didn’t necessarily click with the other three guys, but they all felt Randy would click. Randy immediately slid into that role, and it was a good combination,” Bruce stated on the Something to Wrestle podcast.
Moreover, the decision eventually resulted in Jindrak’s WWE career going downhill. After joining the company in 2001, he was seen as a future top guy. However, that didn’t turn out to be the case, as Jindrak was stuck in the mid-card before his release from the company in 2005.