Randy Orton angle
Right now I would say on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being most entertaining I would give Orton a 4. Even as a heel recently his work was below average. There was no real story for him to tell in the ring. So many on here have said that he has become a thing of the past, and his title reigns seem like a total waste at this point. Since wrestling is hardly original. Why not pull a page from Scott Steiner's book? How about a "Fake Retirement" angle? It worked great for Steiner, and I think the WWE could really take it to the next level with Randy.
Have a speech ready to go with Jim Ross doing a live interview on Raw in the ring telling the fans, and viewing audience that this is not a work, and in fact Randy Orton will announce his retirement from professional wrestling. Obviously this comes from a mishap during a match with a fellow WWE superstar at a house show. Ironically the WWE would have "fan" footage of Orton working an "injury". Orton continues the match instead of just quitting, and it probably ruined his career. However, we don't get this interview with Randy for a few weeks, or a few months as he is recovering from a serious spinal chord injury.
Once Jim Ross gives him his final interview it is months after the initial injury. Orton, and his whole family are present during this time. He asks his wife, and children to leave as he doesn't want them to see him breakdown in tears. Crowd is going nuts, and is chanting Orton. I mean they are really soaking in the mud on this. Orton really tries, but can't speak because he is to choked up. Then from out of what seems like thin air Orton hits Jim Ross with The RKO, rips his neck brace off, and stomps a mud hole in him live on Raw. Orton snaps, and says he is the greatest professional wrestling entertainer that was ever born, and that he is going to change the direction of wrestling as we know it.