Drew McIntyre is ready to lock horns with Randy Orton.
After weeks of speculation, it’s been confirmed that Randy Orton will be making his long-awaited WWE return at Survivor Series. The Viper will join forces with Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, and Seth Rollins to take on Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, Damian Priest Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh inside WarGames.
The match will be Orton’s first in well over a year.
Looking ahead to the match, McIntyre shared a photo of him and Orton on social media, writing, “Hello darkness, my old friend.”
— Drew (@DMcIntyreWWE) November 21, 2023
When Did Randy Orton Last Wrestle In WWE?
The Viper hasn’t been seen in a WWE ring since the May 20th, 2022 episode of SmackDown. On the show, Orton and Matt Riddle lost the Raw Tag Team Titles to The Usos.
After the match, the pair were attacked by the entire Bloodline, with the beatdown used to write Orton off television.
It was soon reported that Orton had been struggling with a back injury that was getting progressively worse. Although the star and WWE hoped to avoid surgery. Despite this, Orton underwent surgery before the end of 2022, with some believing his career was hanging in the balance.