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WWE NEWS: Orton temporarily written off TV via "injury"

Dec 14, 2012 - 10:57:08 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE temporarily wrote off Randy Orton from television on Friday's Smackdown episode. After the show, WWE's website played up a vague timeline of Orton's "recovery time."

Orton was written off in order to evaluate an actual injury to his wrist believed to have occurred six days ago at the Tribute to the Troops TV taping. If Orton needs substantial time off, WWE has a storyline in-place to extend his TV absence. If were cleared to return next week, then WWE also has the ability to bring him back soon because of the vague "recovery time."

The storyline injury caused by The Shield during Smackdown includes:

- Separated shoulder that "needed to be popped back in."

- Concern for a concussion, "which would require further evaluation."

WWE's fictional injury report concludes: "Randy Orton has proven time-and-time-again that he is one of the toughest, grittiest competitors in WWE, and he will surely be looking for vengeance on the three black-clad Superstars who put him down. The only questions now are when and where The Viper will choose to strike."

[Torch art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch.com]


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