Randy Orton Admits He Found His WWE Feud With The Fiend "Hard"

The Viper has learned to roll with the punches during his WWE tenure

WWE star Randy Orton has said that he has learned to 'roll with the punches' when it comes to his storylines these days, citing his polarising feud with The Fiend as an example of the difficult material he has had to try to make work. 

Speaking with The Ringer Wrestling Show, The Viper discussed the difficulty he had while programmed with Bray Wyatt's alter-ego: 

"I think rolling with the punches is something I realised more recently than not that if I just accept that I’m out of control on some of these situations, and I'm talking about the business right now, if I just take what they give me and do it to the best of my ability, like I was doing stuff with The Fiend a year ago and it was hard. Some of it was rough.

"They put me in the burn mask one week and then the next week I'm out of it and my skin healed. It's tough.

"Then you go to who you would imagine you would go to when you have a gripe and say, 'Hey, I can't do this. Aren't they going to…' and you hear, 'Just do it. It's going to work'. Okay. You roll with the punches. You do your best job.

"Even though I'm lighting a dead guy on fire and he's the babyface, I had a very hard time trying to make that real, but I feel like I did a good enough job that even though it was a little cringe-worthy for some people because I really, really, tried to just believe that I was going through this, I think it helped people buy into it a little bit more while we're suspending that reality and trying to make them believe like they would when they're watching the most recent Halloween movie or Jason movie"

Orton beat The Fiend in the opener of WrestleMania 37 (Night Two). It would prove to be Wyatt's last match in the company before he was released on July 31, 2021. 

After his release, reports emerged that Wyatt was unhappy with the creative direction of his character and he had become 'difficult' to work with backstage. 

H/T to WrestlingNews.co

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