On the WWE events page leading up to last night’s RAW, WWE advertised Randy Orton as one of the superstars that will be appearing on the show. Well, WWE lived up to their word, and last night after RAW went off the air, Orton ran in to save John Cena, who was getting beat down by Seth Rollins, Big Show, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. You can check out the fan-shot video below.
Randy Orton returned to WWE action over the weekend at the WWE’s live event in Madison Square Garden. Orton will be paired with Kane on all of WWE’s live events, which will probably lead to a match at WWE Fast Lane, which is the pay-per-view that is taking place in February.
The common belief is that Orton will face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 31, unless Rollins cashes in his Money in the Bank contract before then, and is the champion heading into WrestleMania, which is very possible.
Orton may have been kept off the air this week because he may be the centerpiece in next week’s big angle. The Authority is back, so Orton will probably do something with them when they return to power next week.
Because Randy Orton strongly prefers working heel, his babyface run may be short lived, and it could end after his WrestleMania match with Seth Rollins. After WrestleMania 31, many would assume that if the Roman Reigns push works, and with Daniel Bryan returning to action, WWE will have enough top babyfaces, and there will be no room for Orton on the good guy side.
WWE may keep Orton off the air until the Royal Rumble, which takes place in just under a month. That may be a mistake, as WWE actually posted an Instagram video of Randy Orton’s return to the MSG live event over the weekend. So, there are a good number of people who know that Orton is back in action.
Randy Orton is advertised to be on next weeks WWE RAW show, which takes place at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. So, the smart money would be on Orton returning to the show while the show is still on the air. But, you never know. WWE could do the same thing next week as they do this week, and save the Orton run in for the live audience in attendance.
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