Randy Orton really had fans in Hershey, PA worried. It appeared that The Viper injured his left knee. He kept up the act and convinced everyone in the building he was really injured.
It was previously reported that Orton was faking his injury. When he surprised AJ Styles with an RKO outta nowhere on Raw fans were very happy. This entire situation swerved fans by faking an injury at a live event which isn’t a tactic they’ve tried before.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that Paul Heyman deserves the credit for this angle. The idea was that fans saw something newsworthy at a WWE live event. Attendance at live shows has been down and they need to bring attention to them.
WWE might start implementing more footage from house shows on their television programs. We’ll just have to see what they decide to do after successfully pulling off this recent angle with Orton.