Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Orton isn't a bigger draw than anyone, don't be ridiculous. He's nothing. Orton can't draw, he's like Michaels and Bret, he can get people to cheer him but if they aren't diehards who come to the shows no matter who's on them, they're not paying a dime to see him. He can't get people to spend money on the product the way a real "draw" can like Rock, Cena, etc. Also, I was being sarcastic in case you couldn't figure out what that post was intended to be.
They ruined the opportunity to turn him into a huge draw in 2004 when HHH buried him as soon as he was getting started combined with the fact he was pushed early. (don't tell me he didn't get over because that's a flat out lie) He still did pretty good in 2009 as top heel and was a bigger draw than anyone in today's roster outside of Cena.