Randy Orton has been absent from WWE television for over a year now. Orton last competed on the May 20th episode of SmackDown last year. The Viper had an impressive tag team title run along with Matt Riddle in 2022. However, he and Riddle had to drop the titles due to Orton’s injury.
The legendary superstars had undergone back fusion surgery last November. There’s no report about Randy Orton will return to the squared circle. In fact, Orton’s father Bob Orton said in an interview that doctors informed him not to wrestle.
On The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy said that he had a long conversation with Randy Orton. The Viper told Hardy that he messed up his body by continuously doing the RKO move. The topic of the podcast was how Matt’s body changed within four years.
“Yes, it has, it has (our bodies changed between ROH Ladder match in 2017 & Double or Nothing 2022 versus Young Bucks) and there’s some things… Once again, it’s very weird, as you get older, it’s just like you have to change things to keep your body in a certain condition and I’m constantly in a process of changing things. I actually had a lot of people that complimented the stuff at Double or Nothing and I’ve been doing a lot of balance training, as crazy as that sounds. But I’ve been doing balance training because just like, I had a long conversation with Randy Orton. He was talking about how messed up his body was just from doing the RKO over and over and over again and you know, I told him, ‘You can only imagine how my hips and lower back feel after all those leg drops over all the years’ but he was just talking about how bad his balance was, that he didn’t realize and that kind of got me thinking and I’ve done more balance training than anything else recently and I feel like it’s helped me on my movement and whatnot and hopefully my flexibility.”H/T Post Wrestling
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