Regarding the Randy Orton interview that he conducted with the Arizona-based rock station 98KUPD to promote the SmackDown! tapings, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that the interview didn’t do him any favors backstage, especially his scathing thoughts on Kelly Kelly, including who she allegedly slept with.
One source notes that Orton was able to get away with most of what he said, however, because Vince McMahon sees him as one of the top stars in the company. One source said that that Orton is considered “one of the big three golden boys”. Needless to say, many within the company were upset with Orton, especially that Kelly Kelly comments because the image the company has worked hard within the past few years to give her.