Is Randy Orton Coming Back to the WWE? All About WWE Champion

Randy Orton, born on April 1, 1980, in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a renowned professional wrestler and a 14-time world champion. He hails from a wrestling family, with his father, Bob “Cowboy” Orton Jr., also a wrestler.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Randy pursued a successful wrestling career, becoming a WWE superstar.

 Despite a hiatus due to injury and the COVID-19 pandemic, rumors suggest his imminent comeback in 2023.

With a substantial net worth, earned through wrestling, endorsements, and merchandise sales, Orton remains a beloved figure in the wrestling world, eagerly anticipated by fans for his return to the ring.

Who is Randy Orton?

Randy Orton is one of the most popular wrestlers in the world and a fan favorite for many. He has been absent from wrestling since 2019 due to an injury, leaving fans wondering if he will ever return to the ring.

In August 2019, Randy suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and kept him out of action until April 2020.

After recovering from surgery, he was cleared by doctors but chose not to compete because he felt it wasn’t safe yet due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since then, there have been rumors about when (or if) he would make his return. 

Is Randy Orton Coming Back to the WWE?

The WWE released a video showcasing Randy Orton’s best RKOs on their YouTube channel, leading fans to speculate about his return to the ring.

Although the exact comeback date is unknown, it is expected to happen before the end of 2023.

Orton’s recovery from a significant injury has been slow but steady, with him gradually regaining his strength, as reported by Ringside News.

Due to a back injury, Randy Orton has been sidelined for almost a year and a half; however, it is possible that the 14-time WWE world champion will soon make a comeback.

According to a Friday report from Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, WWE “has been planning” for Orton to return by Survivor Series, which takes place in Chicago on November 25.

In a champions versus champions match on a SmackDown episode, Orton and Matt Riddle lost the Raw Tag Team Championships to The Usos in May 2022. That was Orton’s last match as a wrestler.

Is Randy Orton Coming Back to the WWE
Randy Orton

The Usos attacked Orton and put him through the announce table after the match, which was WWE’s way of writing him off the show so he could take care of his back problems.

Pictures From the WWE Performance Center

Last month, images and videos purportedly featuring Orton at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, appeared on social media platforms.

Orton was, in fact, at the PC, as Sapp subsequently verified. When wounded wrestlers show up at the Performance Center, it usually means they are training, recovering from injuries, and getting ready to go back into the ring.

Even though Orton supposedly “insisted” to WWE employees that he would return, some thought it would be “fortunate” if he did, considering that he had just undergone a major operation at the age of forty-three.

In May, Randy Orton’s father, WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton, told Bill Apter of WrestleBinge that he believed doctors advised Randy not to go back into wrestling.

Cowboy Bob was not entirely convinced his son would pay attention. One of WWE’s biggest stars will be back at a crucial point in the schedule if Orton does make a comeback by Survivor Series.

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