11. Beat Up John Cena Sr.
Before AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson spent much of 2016 making a hashtag out of beating up John Cena, Randy Orton was doing so a decade ago on multiple occasions. What helps Orton up the ante in his favor over Styles and his Club is that Orton went as far as to beat up John Cena’s dad.
Perhaps #BeatUpJohnCenasDad doesn’t have the same trend worthy ring to it as #BeatUpJohnCena, but Orton’s brutality made his assault on Cena’s father more memorable than any of The Club’s beatdowns on The Face That Runs the Place. It all started in 2007 when Orton and Cena were embroiled in a heated feud over the WWE Championship. Orton made things personal when he pulled Cena Sr. out of the crowd and punted him in the head.
Some time later, Orton was booked in a match against Cena Sr. where Cena watched helplessly handcuffed to the ring ropes as his dad was decimated by The Apex Predator. Orton would rekindle his scorn against Cena Sr. in January 2014 where he leapt into the crowd and pummelled Cena Sr with a slew of fists. For him to be booked so frequently to beat him up, Orton must really have a grudge against Cena’s dad.