Randy Orton has spent the majority of his WWE career as a heel, but the future Hall of Famer has enjoyed plenty of time as a babyface as well.
The Viper has been one of the company's top heels for a while now, but after getting drafted to the Monday Night Raw brand, it sounds like he could be joining the good side again in short time.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), the 13-time World Champion "may be going babyface." Orton has been a heel since last year's Extreme Rules pay-per-view, where he brutally attacked long-time fan favorite Jeff Hardy.
When SmackDown went off air, Orton and Kevin Owens worked together in a brawl against multiple 205 talents (via Ringside News). The latter also moved over to Raw via the WWE draft, so perhaps him and Orton could be working together as a babyface tag team?
Orton was pitted against Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship at the SummerSlam and Clash of Champions pay-per-view, where he lost both matches. Orton will be part of Team Flair at the upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view against Team Hogan.
The 39-year-old Orton has displayed remarkable abilities to portray a merciless and ruthless heel, as well as a true main eventer babyface. Orton's rise to the top started at SummerSlam 2004, when he became the youngest World Champion ever at the age of 24.
Orton was on the SmackDown Live roster for three years, having moved there in the 2016 draft. But now, it's time for the future Hall of Famer to return to the Raw show, where his legend began to develop nearly two decades ago.
A Babyface Run On Raw Is Best For Orton
Orton didn't have much more to accomplish on the SmackDown brand, having enjoyed a WWE Championship reign, a 2017 Royal Rumble victory and more. A move to Raw, where he can flourish as a babyface, is probably the best move for Orton at this time. We'll see how things play out as he prepares for the next chapter of his career on Raw.