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Friday, October 17, 2014

RKO vine videos come out of nowhere

Much like Randy Orton’s RKO finisher itself, these RKO vines seem to have come out of nowhere.

YouTuber steveozzi is the genius that came up with the trend of adding images of “The Viper” hitting his finishing maneuver into videos of people falling, jumping off things or otherwise getting taken out in a way that it looks like Orton is hitting the RKO.

If you’re not a wrestling fan, the joke plays on the fact that whenever Orton hits his finisher, the announcers usually yell “RKO OUT OF NOWHERE!” But it also plays on how Orton has been known to hit his finisher in a variety of creative ways – countering someone elses finisher, hitting it as someone dives off the ropes or the way he did it this past Monday on Raw, when he countered Dolph Ziggler as he went for a Fameasser, up into a powerbomb and tossed him upward, hitting the RKO has Dolph came down.

Steveozzi even has a few other videos of WWE wrestlers hitting their finishers on unsuspecting YouTube videos, like JBL’s Clothesline From Hell:

Or Shawn Michael’s Sweet Chin Music:

It seems like these videos have only recently hit the web and the creator seems intent on making more, which I’m definitely looking forward to. It seems like these RKO out of nowhere videos are becoming pretty popular online and anything that gets pro wrestling more mainsteam attention, or at least attention from people who don’t usually watch wrestling, is great.

It’ll be interesting to see how quickly WWE itself picks up on the trend and if it affects Orton’s character in any way. He plays a heel character right now, a lackey for The Authority, but it’s been rumored that a face turn is in the works for Orton and it just seems like serendipity that this viral trend should happen right now, which will definitely get more people to like him.

Either way, these RKO out of nowhere videos are pretty great and I hope to see more very soon.

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