This Sunday night, the superstars of SmackDown Live will risk it all for a golden opportunity at a title shot at Money In The Bank, but a large number of WWE legends are not going to let them have all the fun. There are rumors flying around that a number of stars from the past are going to get involved in a huge angle during the WWE Championship match. Randy Orton is trying to win back the title he lost, and Jinder Mahal will need to be careful as “The Viper” will have back-up.
As recapped by the official website of WWE, this weekend’s Monday In The Bank pay-per-view (PPV) event will take place in Orton’s hometown of St. Louis, and Jinder Mahal made note of that on SmackDown Live. He also mentioned something else that may have gone right over the heads of many fans if they weren’t listening closely.
Mahal mentioned that Randy’s father, Cowboy Bob Orton, will not only be in attendance but he’ll be in the front row at Money In The Bank. Aside from that, Orton will be joined by “some other stars from the past” to root for his son’s hopefully victorious effort to reclaim his title.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio touched on this promo from Mahal which he delivered on SmackDown Live, and there is much more to it. When the elder Orton sits at ringside for the main event, he is rumored to be joined by Ric Flair, Greg Gagne, Larry “The Axe” Hennig, and Baron Von Raschke.
By way of IW Nerd, there are also rumors going around that Rocky Johnson, Ted Dibiase, and Gerald Brisco could join the group of legends at Money In The Bank.
It’s rather interesting that WWE hadn’t made more mention of these legends being at the WWE event this Sunday night, but they’re going to really build up this segment. There is the possibility that Mahal’s heel status will be built up even more if he messes with or even punches out one of the legends.
If Randy Orton doesn’t win back the WWE Championship from Jinder Mahal at Money In The Bank on Sunday, it could be the end of his current quest for the title. Cowboy Bob Orton and the other legends will be there to lend him a hand, but the “Modern-Day Maharaja” is not going to relinquish his belt without his own back-up. He’ll have the Singh Brothers, but will they be enough to take on the elder Orton, Ric Flair, Ted Dibiase, and other WWE legends?
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