On this Friday's episode of WWE Smackdown, Randy Orton "injured" himself.
Rumors have been swirling as to the severity of the injury and exactly how long Orton is expected to be out of action.
According to Wrestlezone.com, we have an update on the injury, the time frame they expect him to be out, and his future storylines.
WWE Smackdown main eventer Randy Orton’s back injury was discovered last week, and that the storyline played out on Smackdown last night was to cover the injury.
Orton is expected to undergo several tests in the next few days to determine the severity of the injury. If you’re reading elsewhere that Orton “will be back for WrestleMania,” or that Orton “will miss WrestleMania,” both of those reports are premature. Orton’s status for WrestleMania is unknown. Right now Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon LeVesque have asked the writers to prepare for scenarios with Orton included in Mania, and for Orton to be out “at least until a month or two past Mania.”
Orton himself is said to be upset with the injury, “but dealing with it much better than in the past when he faced similar situations with time off,” we were told by a key WWE insider this afternoon. We will keep you up-to-date with our inside information on Randy Orton’s injury as it becomes available.
Orton's injury is coming at a hard time within the WWE.
Even though this injury is going to cause a lot of short term issues, the WWE is preparing numerous storylines to accommodate his situation.
When do you expect Orton to return?
Hopefully, with the newly found star power in people like Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, Big Show and Mark Henry, WWE can dodge a bullet and create meaningful and interesting feuds.
Personally, I expect Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show to continue longer than it originally was, which means Bryan may hold the belt longer.
Also, I expect Sheamus to ignite a feud with Wade Barrett and try and become the No. 1 babyface on Smackdown.
I will post more on the story as it develops.
According to Wrestlenewz.com,
It was announced at tonight’s WWE SmackDown live event in Detroit, Michigan that Randy Orton will be out of action for six months, meaning he will most likely miss WrestleMania 28.
WWE were offering refunds at tonight’s live event to anyone who wanted them, since Orton couldn’t appear.
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