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The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

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Randy Orton has been sidelined, but have no fear, it looks like he should be back in the fold as soon as tonight.

The 13-time world champion hasn't been seen on Smackdown Live in several weeks, and last competed on June 10, tying up a series of live event matches against new Smackdown Superstar Aleister Black. Orton's last televised match was against Triple H days prior. These are his only in-ring appearances since May's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.


Fightful Select has learned that Randy Orton has been dealing with somewhat of a neck injury, which was evaluated last week. Orton jammed up his neck against Black, and already had vacation time coming up. He was given an additional two weeks prior in order to rest up accordingly. Orton was actually slated to appear at last night's live event, but missed it due to travel, and is expected to be back at tonight's live event.

The injury was said to not be serious, but there weren't any immediate plans for Orton at TV, and was given the time off to heal up.

Orton has dealt with neck injuries in the past, which isn't surprising, considering he's 20 years and over 2,000 matches in to his pro wrestling career. Orton missed a good amount of time in 2015 with a neck injury as well.
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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

I think it's time for Randy to think about retirement, he's been boring for a number of years now and I wouldnt wanna see him ruin his health while taking up valuable screen time. There's loads of other guys waiting to get some exposure.

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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

Since Randy's contact is up for renewal he's got to show some willing..right up to the moment he signs.

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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

I figured he was just taking a vacation. Guess I was half right. Good to see he seems to be cleared now.

I don't think it will be until after ER, but I still think he ends up working with Black.
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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

Sad part is Randy is at a point in his career where a new comer beating him would elevate them but he's getting to the point health wise where we wont be going much longer.
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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

Seems like the past little while he has been appearing sparingly and I think that works because it makes when he does appear feel more important. He's a well established guy so he doesn't lose anything by disappearing for awhile. If it also gives him time to heal up nagging minor injuries that will only help him long term.
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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

They should keep him off of house shows and have him only work PPV's or something but still appear every week to deliver RKOs and hype up a story.

The guy has done everything there is to do, there really isn't even a reason for him to stick around atm. I thought he would do the Cena route and get into acting.
Between his shoulders and neck, the man doesn't have alot of time left in his career which is a shame since he is one of my all time favorites.
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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

He won everything possible in WWE. Nothing else to do.
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They should keep him off of house shows and have him only work PPV's or something but still appear every week to deliver RKOs and hype up a story.

The guy has done everything there is to do, there really isn't even a reason for him to stick around atm. I thought he would do the Cena route and get into acting.
Between his shoulders and neck, the man doesn't have alot of time left in his career which is a shame since he is one of my all time favorites.
He doesn't scream movie star based on what I have seen of him he's likely to land a B role in Hollywood.

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Re: The reason why Randy Orton is absent...

FWIW I just read the initial plan for black was Cesaro prior to Heyman and Bischoff coming in. To me, that makes no sense as Cesaro has been on RAW. My guess had been Sheamus as he has been posting a lot on social media lately. Randy Orton has clearly been the favorite too. If we see Orton tonight it likely means he isn't the Black opponent.
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