This could potentially be a storyline injury, especially considering that Ambrose mentioned in a promo that the Wyatts got to Orton. It’s not confirmed, but this puts Randy Orton’s status for “Hell in a Cell” into question. If Orton isn’t able to wrestle this Sunday, it is curious what WWE will do about Ambrose not having a partner.
It’s unfortunate, but the match was placed on the preshow, so it wasn’t designed to carry the PPV this Sunday. There are other options for Ambrose to have a partner, including a brief debut of an NXT talent to help out Ambrose for the night. It’s unlikely that Reigns will pull double duty considering he has a Hell in a Cell match of his own against Bray Wyatt later on in the night.
There will be more on Orton’s condition, status and how this affects Sunday’s “Hell in a Cell” PPV as this story develops.