Randy Orton is one of the most tenured and decorated athletes in WWE for the last 20 years. The Viper has been out of action for a long time now, and it looks like his injury issue was very severe even before Orton was taken off WWE television programming.
Randy Orton was brought in as a third-generation wrestler to WWE back in 2002. Through his legacy, exceptional talent, and vicious nature, the former Legend Killer carved out a Hall of Fame-worthy career that has spanned 20 years.
However, The Viper was suffering from major back issues, and he went out of action right after he and Matt Riddle lost the RAW tag team titles to the Usos in a Winner Take All match to unify the RAW and SmackDown tag team championships. The Viper hasn’t been seen since then.
There is a lot of backstage concern surrounding Randy Orton’s health and the severity of back issues he is dealing with. Dave Melter recently stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that Randy Orton’s career almost ended, while also touching on the topic surrounding the tag team titles being unified last year.
“The tag titles were not going to be unified, and then… that’s when Randy Orton’s career almost ended.”
On the other hand, Matt Riddle has also been out of action. He popped dirty on a WWE Wellness Policy test and a suspension, and reported rehab stay, followed the Original Bro.
Randy Orton has been kept off the WWE Universe’s radar during his injury period, except for a few photos on social media with his family. Ringside News would like to wish Randy Orton a speedy recovery and hope to see The Viper back in action soon.
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