The world of professional wrestling is rife with constant rumors and news. Among the latest is information about Randy Orton's contract with WWE, the brewing rivalry between Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch, and the current standing of Cody Rhodes on Raw's roster.
Randy Orton, a cornerstone of WWE, has reportedly been earning some of the highest payouts in the company for many years. Dave Meltzer, a seasoned journalist from Wrestling Observer Radio, estimated that Orton's annual earnings ranged between $3.5 to $4 million for several years.
This significant income should provide a comfortable financial cushion for Orton, who has been away from WWE programming for almost a year due to back surgery. His return remains uncertain as his recovery has no defined timetable.
Interestingly, his father, Bob Orton, a WWE Hall of Fame member, hasn't ruled out the possibility of Orton's retirement.
Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus Saga
In the women's division, a captivating feud between Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch is set to extend beyond their upcoming match at Night of Champions.
Fightful Select disclosed that the face-off between the two celebrated wrestlers would continue indefinitely. Stratus, who has had a triumphant return to the company, has demonstrated her prowess both in and out of the ring, raising anticipation for her one-on-one matches against the modern top-tier women wrestlers.
Meanwhile, the Raw roster is witnessing some significant developments. Despite not being the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Cody Rhodes is set to be Raw's leading face. According to PW Insider, Rhodes is marked as the top babyface on Raw, outranking Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Matt Riddle, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Johnny Gargano.
In an intriguing contrast, intercontinental champion GUNTHER is positioned as Raw's leading heel. Later this year, GUNTHER could surpass the Honky Tonk Man's record of 454 days, marking the longest Intercontinental championship reign.
In conclusion, WWE and AEW continue to deliver exciting news and developments to their fans, keeping the world of professional wrestling both thrilling and unpredictable.
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