While they have managed to confuse some within the internet wrestling community, WWE still has every intention of doing a complete face turn for Randy Orton in the coming weeks. They have been testing out the audience at live events by having the former world heavyweight champion working against Bray Wyatt, a heel that does not have an opponent to practice with since he is currently involved in a Wrestlemania feud with the Undertaker.
March 10, 2015
Fans have been waiting for the Randy Orton return for the last couple of shows now, and he has yet to make an appearance. The belief is that WWE is holding it off because they simply have yet to find a place for him on Fast Lane. If they are unable to get an opponent for the former world heavyweight champion, then his return might be delayed until after the pay per view. Management does not want him brought back without a story line.
February 3, 2015
When it comes to Wrestlemania, things are usually written in pencil, even up until the start of the pay per view. One thing that is fairly certain is that Randy Orton will be given a spot on the card, barring a serious injury or suspension. The problem for WWE is finding him someone to work with. One idea being tossed around backstage is to have the former world heavyweight champion working a high profile singles match against Seth Rollins.
January 4, 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