Randy Orton hasn’t appeared on WWE television since the May 20th episode of Friday Night SmackDown. On the show, Orton teamed with Matt Riddle to take on The Usos, as the two teams attempted to become WWE’s Undisputed Tag Team Champions.
After being defeated RK-Bro were beaten down by The Bloodline, and Orton hasn’t wrestled since.
It was then reported in June that Orton was undergoing treatment for a back injury that was becoming increasingly troublesome. The report suggested that those within WWE were concerned that the star may miss the rest of the year should he need to undergo surgery, and a report in September echoed the concern over the severity of his injury.
Now, a new report from PWInsider states that Randy Orton has been spotted in Birmingham, AL. WWE fans recognize Birmingham as the place many WWE Superstars go to undergo surgery or treatment for injury.
Randy Orton’s Wife Fueled Speculation By Posting A Hospital Photo On Social Media
Though there’s no confirmation on if Orton’s trip to Birmingham is related to his injury, his wife Kim fueled speculation about his treatment when she posted a photo on social media to wish her husband a happy anniversary. The photo shows Randy Orton in a hospital bed, and she teased her followers by saying “If y’all only knew why this pic was taken.” In a response to Mickie James in the comments, Kim Orton said “Ohh there’s even more to the story.”
“7 wonderful years with the man of my dreams. You’re bat shit crazy (but so am I) I trust you, and you trust me ♥️ we could conquer the fucking world together (if we feel like it) but for now I just want you to be my daddy and me to be your momma and raise our beautiful children together as one big happy family. FAMILY♥️LOVE♥️LOYALTY♥️ we have that tattooed on our bodies because it’s the most important thing to us. ME, YOU, OUR FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS, that’s all that matters.
Thank you for loving me the way you do @randyorton Happy Anniversary my love ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ btw. If y’all only knew why this pic was taken 😂😎🤷🏻♀️😘 #insicknessandinhealth”
Prior to his injury, it was reported that Randy Orton was set to face Roman Reigns at WWE SummerSlam, but his injury halted all plans. Instead, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar in a last man standing match.