WWE legend Randy Orton recently appeared as a guest on The Kurt Angle Show, where he talked about the most uncomfortable moment in his career. The Viper said that during his feud with Rey Mysterio in the 2006 Royal Rumble Match, which saw Mysterio eliminate Orton for a chance to headline WrestleMania 22, Orton told Mysterio in one of his promos that Eddie Guerrero had not gone to heaven, and was actually in hell and this was merely months after Eddie had tragically passed away.
According to Orton, that was the most uncomfortable moment in his career, but Rey assured him that it was something that Eddie would have wanted and they even got their blessings from Vickie Guerrero.
Orton said, “[I was] 100% was not comfortable with it.” “Rey assured me that it’s something that Eddie would’ve wanted. Even still, Rey and myself went to Vickie and Vickie gave us her blessing and she said the same thing ‘Eddie would’ve wanted to help you guys in this manner. If he could’ve used his death in some way to help the business, he would’ve wanted us to do it, especially with Rey being involved.’”
“Although it was a horrible tragedy and we all lost a friend, it was kind of something that helped me along my way in my career. A lot of people, as a bad guy, talking about that, that was heat and it worked and helped with the angle between me and Rey. There’s a lot of things I’ve done in my career that have made me uncomfortable, I think we can all agree on that individually, but that in particular was something I’d put at the top of that list.”