It’s been over 14 months since the WWE Universe last saw Randy Orton in the ring. After a successful surgery, fans are eager to see Orton mark his WWE return. After multiple silences, it now appears that there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.
Randy Orton was last seen in the ring with his tag team partner, Matt Riddle. Soon after, Orton suffered from a back injury for which he had to undergo surgery. The surgery took place in November, and ‘The Viper’ has been recovering ever since. His wife, Kim Orton, is active on social media and allows fans to provide updates about her husband.
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The fans received the first update about his return in September 2023, which claimed that the 14-time WWE Champion was spotted at the WWE Performance Centre. Sean Ross Sapp has further highlighted the rumors of his return with his recent tweet. “Fightful Select has learned WWE has been planning to have Randy Orton back by Survivor Series,” he wrote.
Fightful Select has learned WWE has been planning to have Randy Orton back by Survivor Series pic.twitter.com/Wxuh6Bu5ua
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) October 13, 2023
The WWE Survivor Series 2023 will take place on November 25, 2023, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The city holds a major significance in the lives of WWE fans as it is the home country of the former AEW star, CM Punk. In addition to Orton, Punk is also rumored to return to WWE at the Survivor Series. This further strengthens the belief that Randy Orton will return to the company, latest by Survivor Series.
Who might confront Randy Orton upon his WWE return?
With Randy Orton’s return almost confirmed, the WWE Universe has got bonkers to think about what might happen when he returns. Fans have also started pitching in opponents to kickstart his pro wrestling career after a long hiatus. The first possibility is facing either half of The Usos.
The Samoan twins are separated by the two brands of the company. This gives Orton the privilege to face off with either of them. The brawl will also serve as revenge for the last loss that Orton took against The Usos. Other than that, The Viper may face an obstacle in his appearance at the hands of Austin Theory or Grayson Waller.
Over the past few months, Grayson Waller and Austin Theory have become the two men to confront all the top returning stars. However, John Cena and The Rock explained to them why they are the top-rated stars in the WWE business. As far as championship pursuits are concerned, Randy Orton may look out for Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns for their titles.