Wrestling legend Randy Orton made his long-awaited return earlier this week to the WWE on Monday Night Raw. “The Apex Predator” wrestled Dominik Mysterio in the main event, and he got an assist from rapper/country/rock artist Jelly Roll.
Raw was Nashville, Tennessee, and Jelly Roll shoved away JD McDonagh and Mysterio during the match. Afterwards during a WWE Digital Exclusive Interview, Orton interrupted Jelly Roll to thank him for the help.
“Dude I am so glad you came,” Orton said. “It turned out, that if you wouldn’t have come, I might have been in a little bit of a predicament out there. I’m a big fan and I am actually I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am a native Tennessean. Yeah, I’m a Tennessee boy. Yeah, that’s right. I just want to thank you very much for coming man. When someone from the outside, a celebrity from the outside comes in and shows me and the locker room respect, there is nothing more important than that.”
Orton added: “And for so long you know, there’s a lot of the world that looks down on what we do or scoffs at it. Most of them are at home watching it with the blinds folded. But the fact that you tell everybody you’re a big fan, sitting front row, you’re part of the show, dude, good on you man. You just made another fan right here tonight baby. I’m gonna download all your sh*t right now. Aye, take it easy all right?”
Jelly Roll, a Tennessee native, won three CMT Music Awards this year for his song “Son of a Sinner.” He was also nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist.
“Randy Orton is the reason I came here tonight,” Jelly Roll said. “I just felt like I was backing my boy. Dude, I’m still shaking. I always heard the stories about the locker room, and the importance of what happens behind here, and it was one of the most amazing experiences. I’ve been star-struck all night.”
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