Randy Orton could be out for next 6 months due to his back injury. Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton SummerSlam plan may change.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful select is reporting that WWE fears that Randy Orton could be sidelined because of his back injury has gotten worse & he needs surgery which would put him out rest of the year.
Orton has been dealing with a back injury for quite some time, to the point he actually had work done to improve his condition before the tag team title unification match, though we aren’t sure of the extent of the “work” that was done. We’re told that things have gotten progressively worse, and WWE fears that Orton will be forced to undergo a surgery. WWE sources that we spoke to said that if that happens, Orton would likely be out of action the rest of 2022. Thus far the exact injury is unknown.” H/T RSN
WWE fears that Randy Orton could be sidelined for the rest of 2022, Fightful Select has learned
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) June 16, 2022
As reported WWE was planning Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton for SummerSlam 2022 & Reigns vs Drew Mcintyre for Clash at the Castle now the plans may change WWE is considering Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns for SummerSlam.
On May 20 in a tag team titles unification match Orton & Riddle lose to The Usos. Orton was then written off TV with a post-match attack from The Bloodline. Riddle is set to challenge
Roman Reigns for Undisputed WWE Universal championship this week on Friday Night SmackDown.