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Randy Orton’s Theme on SmackDown: WWE Considered Change Before His Return

There has been a recent buzz within WWE about the possibility of altering the theme music of one of its most enduring stars, Randy Orton. Fightful Select reports that sources within WWE shared that discussions about changing Orton’s “Voices” theme song took place before his anticipated appearance on the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown.

The theme, which has become synonymous with “The Viper” since its debut in 2008, carries significant weight for Orton’s presence and character. The reports suggest that the modification considered was not the new version by Rev Theory but instead, a version with limited lyrics and absent introductory music. Ultimately, the WWE management and Orton concluded that it was essential to maintain the original theme, at least for Orton’s initial appearances post-injury, to promote recognition and continuity for the fans.

Orton’s return to WWE has been widely celebrated, first at Survivor Series WarGames where he led his team to an impressive victory. This marked his comeback after a lengthy hiatus since May 2022 due to a back injury that had doctors urge him to potentially retire from wrestling. Ignoring those dire warnings, Orton beat the odds and not only returned to the ring but did so with significant momentum.

Since moving to SmackDown, “The Apex Predator” has teamed up with LA Knight to secure a win over Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa. Additionally, Orton proved his singles prowess by defeating Jimmy Uso during an episode of SmackDown. It’s clear that, even after his injury and against medical advice, Randy Orton remains a critical centerpiece for WWE storytelling and fan engagement. As evidenced by the decision to keep “Voices” as is, his well-known entrance music remains an integral part of his identity and connection with the WWE Universe.

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