Pro: Someone New Stepping Forward
With Orton not being around as much as he used to, someone is going to have to take his place. If Smackdown spent six whole months turning Jinder Mahal into a main event player, then they can dedicate some good booking to building up a new face. Theoretically, it could be anyone.
Maybe Kofi Kingston finally becomes a main event star. Maybe Rusev turns face and becomes an American hero. Heck, even someone like Tye Dillinger can be built up. It just takes some effort and some good booking. It’s not that hard.
Once the gap left by Orton is filled, WWE will be all the better for it. Success stories like Braun Strowman show that anyone could be a big-time player if they are allowed to.
Con: Less RKOs
This is one of the coolest finishers ever and you know damn well you’re going to miss it.