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Randy Orton: I've Wrestled Guys In NXT And They Don't Know What The F**k They're Doing

Randy Orton critical of WWE NXT

Randy Orton has previously been critical of WWE NXT, noting in 2020 that he thought wrestlers on the development brand needed to build to big moments otherwise they risked devaluing their matches.

NXT has since undergone a revamp, rebranding as NXT 2.0 with Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard now providing the overall vision, but Orton's opinions on WWE developmental haven't changed.

Speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Orton said he now finds himself having to protect himself in matches with former NXT talents because "they don't know what the f**k they're doing." 

"There's an art to what we do, and a lot of guys have lost that art. Now instead of selling a punch, because you need to sell a punch, now I'm protecting myself because I don't want to get my f*****g jaw broken. That's unfortunate, but the art of professional wrestling, like when Vince was on he talked about your number one priority above all being protecting your opponent, that's not taught necessarily in NXT, and I know that because I've been in the ring with guys that came from NXT and they don't know what the f**k they're doing. It's unfortunate but I think that is just kind of how things are changing," Orton said. 

The Apex Predator will be in action at WrestleMania and he will team with his RK-Bro partner Riddle to defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against Alpha Academy, and The Street Profits. 

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