On the latest episode of Broken Skull Sessions, Randy Orton discussed the origins of the RKO with the Texas Rattlesnake. The two legends also watch videos of their greatest finishers.
The Viper also revealed when he told Vince McMahon what he wanted to name his new finishing move:
“Vince is walking in the hallway. We needed a name for this thing. You know, Randy Keith Orton are my initials, and I came up, I’m like, TKO, RKO, this KO, KO, KO, KO, like RKO. Vince, what do you think? And he was just, never skipped a beat, kept walking, didn’t change his stride. He said, “I like it.” That was it! Next thing you know, it’s RKO, RKO. Again, lucky man. Right place, right time.”
The rest is history.