WWE Superstar Randy Orton, renowned as 'The Legend Killer', has been on a formidable winning streak since his much-anticipated return from a back injury. His comeback has been nothing short of spectacular, marking a significant moment at the Survivor Series: WarGames 2023 Premium Live Event.
Here, he joined forces with notable WWE stars like Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins, and Jey Uso, squaring off against The Judgment Day and Drew McIntyre in the Men's WarGames Match. This marked the beginning of a new chapter for Orton, who, after an 18-month hiatus, soon shifted his focus towards Roman Reigns, securing an exclusive contract with SmackDown.
Randy Orton's performance since his return has been stellar, participating in a select few matches but emerging victorious in nearly all. The only exception was a Triple-Threat Match on a recent episode of SmackDown: New Year's Revolution, which ended in No Contest due to interference from The Bloodline.
Adding to his series of triumphs, Orton recently celebrated his first one-on-one win on the live circuit in 1455 days at a WWE live event, defeating Dominik Mysterio. This victory was a notable milestone, as his last similar win dated back to January 12, 2020, against AJ Styles.
Despite his injury, Orton's pursuit of Roman Reigns and The Bloodline has been relentless. While fans and analysts anticipated a solo showdown with The Tribal Chief, WWE's creative team opted for a more dynamic approach, setting up a Fatal 4-Way encounter.
This decision has stirred discussions among WWE enthusiasts and experts alike.
Dutch Mantell on Orton
Dutch Mantell, a WWE legend, recently expressed his astonishment at Orton's current booking, expecting a more robust push for the 14-time World Champion.
He noted Orton's commanding presence, suggesting that he possesses the qualities to stand toe-to-toe with Roman Reigns. Looking ahead, the 2024 Royal Rumble is set to be a monumental event where Randy Orton will challenge for Roman Reigns' coveted Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Joining him in this high-stakes Fatal 4-Way Match are LA Knight and AJ Styles. So far, Orton seems to have an edge over The Bloodline, setting the stage for what promises to be an electrifying showdown. As we anticipate the upcoming Royal Rumble, the WWE Universe is buzzing with excitement, eagerly waiting to see if Randy Orton can continue his impressive streak and potentially dethrone Roman Reigns. Stay tuned for more updates and in-depth coverage of this riveting storyline.