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Randy Orton comments on which match should close WrestleMania 33,retirement plans and more



Randy Orton recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote WrestleMania 33. During the interview, he was asked about The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33. He said that he believes that Taker vs. Reigns should be the last match on the card as he thinks that everybody will be happy with the outcome of the match. He expects Taker to throw Reigns around like a rag doll and that Reigns will get his but at the same time, this is The Undertaker that they are talking about.

When asked about his future in WWE, he said that he is still young in pro wrestling. “I’m 36, and I feel – I’ve been saying this for five years – I feel like I’ve got another 10 years in me. I’ve never felt this good with my body health-wise. It took me awhile to get there, but I’ve got a good team of people back in St. Louis that kind of put me together again each week if I need it. When you take that powerbomb through the table and the spinal stenosis in your lower back and causing impingement on a nerve, and you can’t walk without a limp, now I’ve got a guy in St. Louis where five minutes with him, a massage and I see my trainer, and I’m back to 100 percent. I’ve gotten to a point where longevity is key. With injuries earlier in my career, it’s kind of always been key for me.” He said that he was fortunate to have veteran wrestlers tell him spots that he didn’t need to do in the ring. He said that he doesn’t see himself retiring anytime soon and that the last few years his family has gotten bigger with also having a lighter schedule by having one or two weekend's off a month. He would like to have a lighter schedule when he turns 40 years old.

“Talking to me right now, a couple of weeks before WrestleMania when I’m going to headline with Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship, life’s good, business is good. From that standpoint, I’ll wrestle for another 10 or 20 years. I’ll always be around. WWE has given me everything, it really has. My kids will go to college because of them, I don’t have to worry about finances because of them. I was smart with my money because they have people who come and talk to us about how to not screw yourself moneywise. They’ve been a good company for taking care of us with the wellness policy.” He said that WWE has a lot of things in effect to make sure that the can live long and prosper as long as they give their heart and soul.

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You can read the entire interview here.