WWE Superstar Randy Orton has been off of WWE programming since the Nov. 3 showing of “Monday Night Raw,” in which he was storyline written off of the program due to his role in WWE Studios’ “Condemned 2: Desert Pray.” Since then, Orton has been rumored to return to WWE programming on numerous occasions, especially at “Survivor Series” and “TLC.”
However, with the 2015 “Royal Rumble” just a day away, Orton has yet to make his return to WWE programming. According to a report from PWInsider, the day prior to the Jan. 25 pay-per-view will likely be the last fans wait for “The Viper” to reemerge.
Orton has reportedly been spotted in the Northeast area, close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the 2015 “Royal Rumble” will be broadcast live in the Wells Fargo Center. The report from PWInsider noted that Orton is still slated to return at the “Royal Rumble,” but to what capacity is not yet known. For now, Orton is expected to be a surprise entrant into the 30-man Royal Rumble match. Though, that has yet to be set in stone or confirmed.
It looks like Orton will finally make his return at the “Royal Rumble.” I expect that he is involved in the Royal Rumble match, where his WrestleMania feud with Seth Rollins kicks off.