Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
No, they didn't ruin anything, he did. He was a NIGHTMARE to work with back then, Vince wanted him to be the guy the whole time. Besides, he can't be a huge draw because he has no charisma whatsoever. They made the right choice going with Batista because he made them SO much more money than Orton ever has, would or could.
Being a nightmare didn't prevent Shawn Michaels from getting everything he wanted back in the 90s. If they were gonna push him, they should have gone the whole way with it. And I like how you have the ability to tell us about things that never happened/haven't happened. And he has enough charisma that people still pop for him after a year of doing absolutely nothing meaningful. THAT'S charisma, not how loud you talk on a microphone. And speaking of microphones, Orton delivered promos with plenty of energy and was always good at it back in 2004-2005 so it's just ignorant to claim he has no personality or mic skills just because he talks in a monotone in the last couple of years.