Latest news on Randy Orton's status

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Latest news on Randy Orton's status

In recent weeks we had reported to you how the lawsuit between WWE, Take-Two Interactive, 2K Games, 2K Sports and Catherine Alexander, Randy Orton's tattoo artist, was still alive. The woman had sued the parties involved for a use, according to her illegitimate, of the tattoos of the multiple world champion in the videogames of the Stamford Company, asking for a hefty compensation.

The court appeal was held on September 26 and Randy Orton attended as a witness. The verdict ended like this: Catherine won the case, but she took home only $ 3,750 (this is the amount of compensation established as a penalty by the jury).

Specifically, the court acknowledged that the tattoos were not used correctly, but their use did not bring any profit to the software houses.

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And the $ 3,750 figure was chosen as compensation for using Catherine's Randy Orton tattoo design.

A mediated case that has been going on for years and that could set a precedent for the future, especially when it comes to the use of copyright within videogames, comes to an end. Catherine had already tried to strike a deal with WWE in 2009, being offered a ridiculous $ 450.

Faced with her refusal, therefore, she had no longer been contacted and she decided to proceed by legal means. In the meantime, there is a lot of concern about Randy Orton's state of health: the multiple world champion has been out for months due to a physical problem in his shoulder and recovery times are not yet known.

Many thought of the Royal Rumble (scheduled for January 28, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas) as a possible date of his return, but there is no certainty about it. Orton has already won the historic match twice and therefore could compete for a third victory.

The 42-year-old from Knoxville was experiencing a sort of second youth, so much so that even the most skeptical insiders had to change their mind, especially because of his work paired with Riddle. We will see what the creative plans will be for him especially with the new Triple H management.

As per Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is a lot of concern over the severity of Orton's injury. Initially, it was speculated that the former WWE Champion will be ready to return by the Royal Rumble next year.

However, there is no certainty as of now. ''There is a lot of concern regarding Orton’s back injury and its severity,'' said Meltzer.