Randy Orton has been on the best run of his WWE career in recent years, teaming with Matt Riddle in a tag team that many fans felt was his best work since joining the company. The pair won the Raw Tag Team Championships and were on an unbeaten run until they lost to the Usos.
Orton was in line to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam 2022, but he was replaced by Brock Lesnar due to his injury. This was a big blow for fans of the 14 time WWE Champion, as it meant his return was delayed.
Now, according to a report from Fightful Select, Randy Orton has already undergone surgery for his back injury and he will remain out of action for an extended period of time. His wife, Kim Orton, posted a photo of him at a hospital that confirms the report.
Despite their partnership being one of the best in WWE history, it appears that Orton and Riddle will be parting ways at some point. This would leave a huge gap in their careers, as they have both been adored by fans for the past several years.
It could also lead to a massive feud between the two superstars. Depending on whether or not WWE decides to pull the trigger on this storyline, it could set up a major match at this year’s WrestleMania.