The Unauthorized Story of Randy Orton and The Viper's Strike on WWE [NOOK Book]

Overview

"The Unauthorized Story of Randy Orton" is a compelling, first of its kind, and completely unauthorized work from bestselling author Michael Essany.

Randy Orton is one of the biggest superstars in WWE history. But why has the decorated third-generation talent known as the "Apex Predator" fallen so sharply from a main event performer to a mid-card filler in 2012?

Is this eye-opening work, Orton's career today is probed by industry veterans ...
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The Unauthorized Story of Randy Orton and The Viper's Strike on WWE

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Overview

"The Unauthorized Story of Randy Orton" is a compelling, first of its kind, and completely unauthorized work from bestselling author Michael Essany.

Randy Orton is one of the biggest superstars in WWE history. But why has the decorated third-generation talent known as the "Apex Predator" fallen so sharply from a main event performer to a mid-card filler in 2012?

Is this eye-opening work, Orton's career today is probed by industry veterans and insiders who help shed light on where the WWE is taking one of its most promising and controversial young stars.

Not a biography packed with rehashed information, this completely original and remarkably topical eBook delves into:

• Randy Orton's looming feud with Brock Lesnar
• The Undertaker’s rumored plans to have Orton end "the streak"
• Orton's rocky relationship with The Rock
• Inside details on WWE's rumored plans for Orton at WrestleMania 29 and 30
• And much, much more.

BOOK EXCERPT

Chapter 2: The Viper in Pro Wrestling Purgatory
On April 1st, 2012, WWE superstar Randy Orton turned 32 years of age.

But it wasn't a happy birthday.

For a man widely suspected of being the so-called future of the WWE for close to a decade, once again the third-generation professional wrestler and former world champion would find himself receiving anything other than a major push on sports entertainment's grandest stage.

At WrestleMania 28, Randy Orton "jobbed" to Kane - a two-decade veteran of the sport and nearing retirement from the active roster - in a defeat that some critics and wresting fans would subsequently call "an embarrassment" for the young WWE superstar.

"One year ago," observes one sports entertainment columnist, "Randy Orton was in the midst of one of the best feuds in his career: for four straight PPVs, he fought Christian for the World Heavyweight Championship, and the matches got better each time. Since losing to Mark Henry at the Hell in a Cell PPV, Orton has not gotten a title shot, and has instead been trying to elevate young guys like Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett. Over on SmackDown, however, these feuds were not getting the attention and exposure they truly deserved. This begs the question: Just how much of a top guy is Randy Orton these days?"

You Can Read More In The eBook! (This eBook is not officially endorsed/sanctioned by or affiliated with the WWE or Randy Orton.)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014382847
  • Publisher: Sports Entertainment Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 218,979
  • File size: 34 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Essany is a bestselling author and former E! Entertainment Television host.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    i luv u randy orton

    this book is my favorite book because my favorite wwe superstar is randy orton and this is a really good written book

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Luv

    I luv u randy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Randyorton

    I love randy we are dating

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Go go randy!

    Da bull

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Rko

    One of the best.VIPER.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Good story plot

    I just got done reading the Shawn Michels bit and I LOVED it so this should be the same.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Wrestlemania 21 rematch

    WrestleMania 29 Randy Orton vs Undertaker I quit match. And at Judgment Day '12, Lesnar vs Orton.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    The Viper V.S BrockLeser?

    Leser has one more ppv and 2more raws that one ppv will be WM29 against Taker not Orton

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Randy Orton book is AWESOME!!!!!

    I love it sooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Loverandtorikillu

    Love randy ir i kill u

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    The bomb

    This man is the most talented man in fighting that he made undertaker look like his brother

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Wwes viper

    The wwe has many professional wrestler such as John Cena The big show the coo Triple h and the Undertaker but there one that stand out and thats the viper the legend killer th apex pradtor Randy Orton and he the face of wwe

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Wwe champ

    Its a great thing that Randy is wwe champion

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    This book is really well written .

    I think Randy Orton is the best

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Hi

    Hes really gonna end the streak?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Awsome

    No words

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Randy Orton

    I am in love with Randy Orton he is the hottest guy in the world h8ters go to MEXICO

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Randy ortin;

    Wwe well i am here my fans x viper x

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Luv u

    Hey randy if you have a nook then put up some posts call your#1fan!my number is:724-728-1344!luv u randy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    If u r happy

    If u r happy that randy is world heveyweight champion click yes

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