randy orton

Randy Orton may be a WWE Superstar, but it appears that he also has his eyes on AEW. Recently Dax Harwood challenged Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Championship on Rampage, and even though Dax didn’t win the belt he explained on the MackMania podcast that he received a text from Randy Orton after the match was through.

“It might get him in trouble, but whatever. After my match with Claudio, Randy Orton texts me and Claudio and could not stop talking about how great the match was, and selling and what’s missing in wrestling. He said that match is what’s missing. Yeah man, I love getting accolades and I love fans caring about us and loving us and ranking us high. But when my peers and the people I look up to are the ones who give us the accolades, that’s pretty cool.”

Dax Harwood has been receiving a lot of praise for his in-ring performances since he joined AEW, but he made it a point to say that he never constructs a match with the intention of trying to get a certain star rating.

At the end of the day, man, I’ve never, same with Cash, have never, ever constructed a match saying, ‘Oh, this has gotta be a five-star match. We’ve gotta make this a five-star match. I don’t give one single solitary shit about any one man or woman’s opinion. I care about the masse, and if I can make the people feel a certain way, man, that’s the shit that we live for.”

H/T Fightful