Randy Orton is back in action, but one WWE superstar doesn’t want to see him on SmackDown.
After 18 months on the shelf due to a major back injury, Randy Orton made his triumphant return to the WWE ring at Survivor Series as he helped the Cody Rhodes-led team to victory in the Men’s WarGames match.
On the following episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Randy Orton made it clear to The Judgment Day’s Rhea Ripley that he had no interest in joining their group. That led to Dominik Mysterio & JD McDonagh attacking Orton from behind, but The Viper managed to dispose of them easily.
Later in the night on Raw, Randy Orton defeated Dominik Mysterio in singles action thanks to a scintillating RKO as usual.
Up next for Randy Orton is an appearance on WWE SmackDown on Friday, December 2nd from Brooklyn, which was promoted by the GM of SmackDown, Nick Aldis.
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) November 28, 2023
Who Issued A Warning To Randy Orton About Appearing on SmackDown?
During an interview on WWE’s The Bump, former LWO member Santos Escobar had some harsh words to say about Orton’s upcoming appearance on Smackdown.
“I just heard that Randy’s gonna show up on SmackDown this Friday. Is that correct? Well, I hope he doesn’t show up. I know he’s the legend killer, but I just sent a legend away for good. I don’t want to send him away too. So if he’s watching this, I hope he doesn’t show up.”
The legend that Escobar was referring to is Rey Mysterio, who has wrestled Orton many times and the two legends are good friends.
While Escobar has The Viper on his mind, Orton made it clear on Raw that he is interested in getting revenge against The Bloodline group that he has had issues with in the past. The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is the leader of that group, which could lead to an eventual title match for Orton against The Tribal Chief. However, with Reigns off TV at the moment, perhaps Orton will have other Bloodline members to deal with on SmackDown in Brooklyn.