WWE legend “The Viper” Randy Orton has been out of action since May of last year due to a back injury and he underwent surgery late last year, but there hasn’t been any clear update on when The Viper can make his return to the WWE. Randy Orton’s father, the legendary “Cowboy” Bob Orton, revealed during a fan signing event that The Apex Predator has returned to training, but the doctors have advised Orton that he shouldn’t return to the squared circle, though The Viper will do what he wants and the belief is that he will do everything he can to make a comeback.
There hasn’t been much information or updates from The Apex Predator over the past few months on when he could make his return to the ring aside from a few photos that have leaked online, showing that he is in great shape, but Orton’s former tag team partner Matt Riddle did say in an interview that Orton was in so much pain that he collapsed backstage after their title match on an episode of Friday Night SmackDown over a year ago. Randy Orton’s in-ring status has been in question since and there has even been talk that he may never return to the ring again.
The official Twitter (X) account of WrestleOps posted a video that was sent to them by a fan, showing The Viper walking into the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, but this doesn’t mean Orton is set to return to WWE soon as there are a number of reasons a wrestler goes to the PC, one of which is to workout and the other reason is to see where they are at before getting cleared to return. There’s no word yet on where things stand right now with Orton, but the fact that he was in Orlando will give the WWE Universe some hope that he will be back in the ring at some point.
You can check out the tweet below:
Appears that Randy Orton is at the WWE PC today.— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) September 19, 2023
(Video sent to me by a fan there) pic.twitter.com/98hvM4WOMd