While there has been no confirmed return date just yet, the belief is that WWE is hoping that Randy Orton can be healthy in time for the Royal Rumble. A surprise return at a pay per view like that could do wonders for his momentum. Orton, of course, is going to be placed in a high profile match at Wrestlemania, so the front office would love to have him around for a couple of months before then.
November 2, 2015
Those that watched the Royal Rumble last night noticed that Randy Orton was not one of the 30 contestants, even though he was heavily rumored and actually advertised for the pay per view. He actually was backstage and dressed in his ring gear last night, which means that he has been medically cleared to wrestle again. Management simply opted to postpone his return because they felt that the timing was not right last night.
January 26, 2015
Since he should be medically cleared by the time the pay per view rolls around, the widespread belief among wrestling fans is that Randy Orton will be one of the mystery entrants during the big Royal Rumble match. However, WWE could opt to utilize him in a different way next Sunday. There are talks that he could be the one to interfere and cost Seth Rollins the chance to become the world champion, thus setting up their Wrestlemania feud.
January 22, 2015
It looks like WWE fans are going to have to wait a bit longer to see the return of Randy Orton. He reportedly is going in for surgery to repair a deviated septum. The nose injury will keep him out of action for a couple of days, but those within the company believe that the former world heavyweight champion will be ready to wrestle full matches against by the time the Royal Rumble comes around. He could be a surprise entrant in the match.
January 1, 2015
Over the weekend, there was a good amount of speculation that Randy Orton had been injured while making his return to WWE at a live event. However, it now appears that the company was simply working the live audience and the internet wrestling community. The former world heavyweight champion is just fine and should be back on Monday Night Raw very soon, perhaps as early as the next episode. Orton will be a big part of the Royal Rumble.
December 28, 2014