Orton becomes Grand Slam Champion

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

WWE Superstar Randy Orton made history on Sunday night at the WWE’s Fastlane pay-per-view from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. He defeated Booby Roode to win the United States Championship.

In doing so, he’s the latest superstar to be a WWE Grand Slam Champion. As Roode was going for a blockbuster, Orton caught him in the air and hit him with an RKO for the win.

Now, with Orton being crowned, as a Grand Slam Champion— the 22nd in WWE history — he’s in an elite class. He joins Chris Jericho, as the only two superstars to become a Grand Slam Champion with winning the United States Championship as their final accomplishment, according to WWE’s Stats & Information.

Following the match, Jinder Mahal came down to the ring and attacked Orton. Roode, who was still in the ring, hit Mahal with a Glorious DDT.

Not to be outdone, Roode also hit Orton with a Glorious DDT.

This likely signals that these three will be in a match at WrestleMania 34 for Orton’s United States Championship.

This is Orton’s first Championship since May 21st, 2017. That’s when he lost the WWE Title after holding the belt for more than a month.

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