The Charlotte Observer has an interview up with WWE star Randy Orton. Here are some of the highlights.

On the influence of Ric Flair for his career:
“He was one of my mentors when I started. If it wasn’t for him and Triple H and my father [former wrestler Cowboy Bob Orton], I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

On possibly getting into acting:
“I think that I’d thrive if I could be a bad guy. Or I’d love to play a superhero. It would be cool to have powers.”

On not wanting to wrestle at an older age:
“The business has given me a lot. I’ve seen the world. I have a nice house with a pool out back and a gym in the pool house. If you watched (the movie) ?The Wrestler,’ you know it doesn’t always turn out like that. I don’t want to put myself in a position where financially I need to perform when I’m 60 or 50 or even in my mid-40s. There will be a time when I’m a dad of two or three and I just want to be at home with my family.”

To check out the full interview, click here.