In the days leading up to WrestleMania 39, there were rumors that Randy Orton wanted to make his long-awaited return to WWE, but that big surprise never came.
Orton has been out for some time now dealing with a back injury that required major surgery. Back in September of 2022
Orton’s father, WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton, recently discussed his son’s status during a conversation with Bill Apter of Sportskeeda Wrestling. Orton dropped gutwrenching news saying doctors have advised against his son returning as he recovers from a November back fusion surgery.
“He’s training, so we’ll see what happens; I don’t know,” he said, (h/t Felix Upton of Ringside News). “If he feels like he’s ready to go back, I think he might, but again he’s pretty well taken care of. I don’t think he needs to. And I think the doctors have told him not to. But Randy will do what Randy wants to do.”
Sports fans are praying for Orton:
Earlier this year, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported Orton was “nowhere close” to a return.
His last appearance as a wrestler for WWE was in May 2022 when he and Matt Riddle lost to The Usos in a title unification match. Despite his extended absence, Orton remains a legend with 14 world championships to his name.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.