Randy Orton hasn't been seen on WWE screens since he last fought in the May 20, 2022 episode of Friday Night SmackDown where, along with partner Matt Riddle, he lost the duo titles to the Usos. In fact, the Legend Killer was absent to solve some back problems.
According to Dave Meltzer, a well-known correspondent for the Wrestling Observer, in early October, there is a lot of concern about the condition of Randy Orton. It was initially speculated that the former WWE Champion would be ready for Royal Rumble 2023, but there is no certainty at the moment: "There is a lot of concern over Randy Orton's back injury.
He's more serious than he is. thought," Meltzer reported. Even his father, the legend Bob Orton, had expressed himself regarding this injury: "He has a bit of a back problem. I think he will now have to take care of it with rehabilitation and all.
After more than twenty years, tears. and the wear and tear on his body, it's really too much."
A new update also from the wife
According to a latest update provided by PWInsider: “WWE star Randy Orton, who hasn't performed for the company since a May episode of Monday Night Raw, was spotted yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Orton was left out with what is believed to be a back problem. There's no word as to whether this is related or not, but Orton's wife Kim posted the following on Instagram last night," and attached is a post the Viper's wife made on the occasion of their anniversary.
In the photo of her you can see the two of her with her smiling next to Randy who instead seems a bit stunned while lying on a hospital bed. There is a rumor that there are several specialists in Birmingham for those with back problems and probably the wrestler went there for a checkup or perhaps therapy.