WWE legend Randy Orton may be forced to retire from wrestling after suffering a very serious back injury this year.
Orton went down with a “severe” back injury in May and hasn’t appeared on WWE TV since.
By all accounts, Orton’s injury is far from trivial, with a recent report even noting that there are fears he may not be able to wrestle again.
Is Randy Orton going to retire?
Orton’s back injury has kept him off TV for the past six months and unfortunately for fans of the former WWE Champion, there is no return in sight.
Choosing to fight Orton reports that his injury is too severe, and his career is too long, and there are fears that he will not return to WWE.
Few in the WWE told us they were lucky to have him back after such a long career and the prominence of the injury.
The report notes that Orton had to undergo surgery, so his injury has already occurred.
Fightful has learned that Randy Orton will need a fusion on his lower back, which will keep him out of action for an extended period of time. The surgery has already been done.
Orton initially insisted he would return when he went down with an injury, but it explains that may have changed.
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The report also notes that due to the uncertainty surrounding his condition, there are no plans for Orton to return to TV anytime soon and no creative ideas for it have been finalized yet.
Wrestle VotesVia GiveMeSport, WWE originally explained that they wanted to turn on former partner Matt Riddle as soon as Orton returned to TV, but there are no signs of that happening anytime soon.
You can read more about that report, and the plans WWE potentially has for when Orton is able to return to TV, by clicking here.
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Orton was on the run of his career before being sidelined by injury, with many fans labeling him the most babyface in all of wrestling before he was taken off TV.
Orton’s popularity was such that he was set to face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam in July, but that match obviously had to be scrapped.
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