A new report reveals when Randy Orton is hoping to return to WWE.
Randy Orton last competed in WWE back in May 2022 when he and Matt Riddle lost to The Usos in a match to unify both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Orton then underwent back fusion surgery which has kept him out of action ever since and caused doctors to tell him that a return to the ring would not be a good idea.
Orton has a long history of back and shoulder problems, some of which stems from the fact that he has hypermobile shoulders. One of his earliest injuries was back in 2002 when he was still a rookie and the injury he suffered forced him to be limited to simple vignettes hyping up his return rather than having him to anything physical.
However, there has been an indication that the 14-time world champion could be inching closer to a return. Back in September, Fightful Select reported that Orton had been spotted at the WWE Performance Center but that he had not yet begun in-ring training.
Now, Fightful Select provides an update, revealing that Orton and WWE are targeting Survivor Series as his return date. Survivor Series is set to take place on November 25th at the Allstate Arena near Chicago, IL.
Rev Theory Dropped Major Randy Orton Tease Ahead Of SmackDown
Rev Theory, the band behind Orton’s theme song Voices, fueled speculation about a possible return for Orton on the upcoming episode of SmackDown. Quote tweeting an announcement about Roman Reigns’ returning on October 13th, Rev Theory wrote “Orton Voices.”