The rivalry between Mick Foley and Randy Orton is one of the more underrated storylines of WWE’s Ruthless Aggression Era.
The rivalry between Mick Foley and Randy Orton is one of the more underrated storylines of the Ruthless Aggression Era. Few WWE angles ever had as many layers as Orton and Foley did setting up their feud before actually locking up. Foley showed a new side to his character after coming out of retirement to work with the younger star.WWE knew Orton would be a huge part of their future for decades and this was his first step moving up the card. Orton was a part of Evolution to add more interesting tidbits to the story. WWE brought in other names to keep things hot and eventually created a huge match. The Foley vs Orton rivalry deserves another look back for the things that have been overlooked throughout the years.Most fans would have assumed Triple H s past rivalry with Mick Foley would have been referenced as a major part of the Randy Orton story. Triple H was Ortons mentor after picking him as the future of wrestling when forming Evolution.
WWE felt it was more ideal to keep Triple H away in his own World Championship programs with Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit. Orton did get help from Ric Flair and Batista but Foleys history with Triple H played no part of this story.WWE went a unique route of setting up the feud between Mick Foley and Randy Orton. The legacy of Foley made him one of the toughest wrestlers in WWE. Foley was known for taking part in the craziest spots with zero fear.That made it more shocking when Foley walked out of the arena when booked to face Orton. The storyline was Foley fearing Ortons Legend Killer status leading to him suffering injury. Orton mocking Foley for being a coward set the stage for the eventual match.