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Randy Orton says John Cena cuts babyface promos 'that make you want to kill yourself'

No offense to John Cena or anything but Randy Orton says he cuts babyface promos that "make you want to kill yourself."

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During an interview with the Busted Open Radio show on Sirius 92, Randy Orton was asked how gimmicks or catchphrases tend to come about and whether or not it's a conscious thing or if it comes about organically. His response includes one hell of a shot at current WWE Champion John Cena.

Check it:

"It's one of those things where they're trying, there is a creative team and you know I'm my own brand so I'm always thinking. A lot of the time, things like that come out of nowhere. Like you just stumble on to something. Hasn't really happened with me, but you'll see it happen. I'm not the stick guy. I can't go out there like John Cena and cut a babyface promo that makes you want to kill yourself five minutes in, as good as he can. You know what I mean? No offense, John. Obviously he's very successful so, I don't know what I am talking about."

This before telling a story about Cena making him look bad during a tag match, although possibly unintentionally:

"I tagged with him, last week or the week before, on a Raw Supershow, or a live event Supershow, both rosters were there. And we're out there in the ring. And it's me, Cena, and somebody. Maybe Kofi or Sheamus, against Big Show, Mark Henry, and somebody else, I forget. And Cena says, 'Can you do a dropkick tonight?' And I go, 'Uhh, yeah. Can you?' And he goes; and we're in the ring! Like, we're about to-the bells about to ring. And he's starting, and he goes, 'Alright, I'm gonna tag you in in a second. Let's do a double drop kick.' Now I'm thinking in my head, 'This motherfucker don't need to be doing no dropkicks.' That's what I'm thinking. So he tags me in, ducks a punch from Show, Show turns around. Before I can even step through the ropes, Cena is up in the air dropkicking Show. And I'm like, looking at him, I thought you said a double dropkick? So, next time he calls anything, I'm gonna think twice. Because I ended up jumping up in the air, while Show's already on the ground, and just landing on my head. So it was a double dropkick where he (Cena) went and I then I slip- Oh-Oh-I tried to get-nope. So everyone in the back, I come back and they were like, (clapping) 'Great dropkick.' I watched it back, and it looks like I just jumped up in the air as high as I can and then land. Nothing happened; I just jumped up and fell. It was brutal. Thank you, John Cena."

Don't you just love when Orton does media?

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