nailed it. Orton's feuds have been utter shite but he's not alone in that respect. Standard feud these days is guys wrestling on raw, tag match sometime before the PPV, interfering/commentating on the opponent's match and maybe a staredown. No promos, no backstage fight, no heated verbal exchange, no clear progression beyond a wrestling match. Del Rio and Orton began feuding with Orton pinning Del Rio, it ended with Orton pinning Del Rio. Never did the feud feel like it progressed or went anywhere in the 6 weeks they were feuding.
Would like to see Orton/Lesnar, even if it's heel/heel. Make it absolutely brutal, plz.
I can't imagine Lesnar being allowed to do much at all to Orton. Isn't he still carrying a number of potential injuries, hence why he's all but slowed his style down to preserve his body? I'd sooner see Bryan face Lesnar aside from Cena. Play it up as technique vs skill, have Lesnar massacre Bryan and tease Bryan pulling out a win. He works wonderfully against monster opponents and he's got the offence to pose a credible threat to Lesnar, though I wouldn't have him pick up the win.
I disagree. If Orton gets a change in character and moves away from this Viper shit, he'll be pretty good since his mic skills are not bad and he's the most charismatic guy on the roster after Cena (not including Christian since he's more often away than not). For his wrestling, I think he's always been great except when he was getting started and around 09 when he had that super methodical style. He's still the best choice after Cena from the full-time roster when it comes to "dream" matches.
Ehh I don't see this innate charisma in Orton at all, especially against someone like Punk who's far better at working a smarmy douchebag heel character to really make the crowd want to see Rock kick his arse. Time for Orton/Rock was back in 04-05 when Orton was at his peak as a future superstar who thought he was the dogs bollocks and who needed to be given a smack. Orton's style is the drizzling shits and I really don't see him as this megastar crowds will be dieing to see interact with the likes of Rock and Lesnar. He's over in the arenas but that's about it and there's just very little you can do with him as a character to make a feud work. At least someone like Punk has the chip on his shoulder to bring some heat and spice to a program, and he'll always have that Indy following that will make a lot of guys consider him going up against one of the company's all time greats a special sight.