• “Cowboy” Bob Orton Gives A Positive Update On Randy Orton
14-Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton is currently out of action with a back injury.
He hasn’t wrestled since May and was written off WWE programming after a vicious storyline assault by Roman Reigns.
Orton had to undergo surgery, which resulted in the original plan for the SummerSlam 2022 main event being canceled – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Randy Orton for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
A few days back, Fightful Select reported that Orton’s injury is very serious and he isn’t expected to return anytime soon:
“Randy Orton required a fusion in his lower back that would keep him out of action for an extended period of time.
There were some in WWE that told us they’d be fortunate to have him back after such a long career and the significance of the injury.
When he was initially injured, Orton insisted he would eventually return. However, there are no creative plans in order for Randy Orton and no timetable for his return.”
During a virtual signing for K&S WrestleFest, WWE Hall Of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton said the following about his son:
“He’s coming along. I see him maybe once a week or so. But he’s coming along. He’ll be back in there before you know it.”
Orton completed 20 years in WWE in April and had a celebration segment on RAW.
Earlier this year, Orton said he’s starting to feel the effects of his finishing move, the RKO, on his back:
“I kind of wish I could go back in time and create a finishing move that didn’t entail me jumping up as high as I can and landing on my back.
After doing that a couple of thousand times over the last few decades, I’m starting to feel it.”
Kurt Angle recently noted on his podcast that back issues are worse than neck issues.
New Video: Randy Orton Grabs His Wife’s Knockers On RAW:
• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Pro Wrestling Legend Jerry “The King” Lawler turns 73 today.
Lawler started his long illustrious career in 1970 and still occasionally wrestles today.
During all those years he won countless championships, including several World titles (AWA, CWA/USWA, WCCW, …), but never won one in the World Wrestling Federation.
In 2007, The King was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his friend, Star Trek actor William Shatner.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY LAWLER!