John Cena forms a superteam with Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Ric Flair to face Randy Orton's squad ahead of WrestleMania XXIV.02/28/2017 - 19:15
Look back at the eerie events leading to WrestleMania's WWE Championship Match between The Eater of Worlds and The Viper Sunday, April 2, live on the award-winning WWE Network.03/24/2017 - 10:15
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Kane advises Randy Orton about the dangers of facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania.02/28/2017 - 19:15
The Undertaker has forced hundreds of opponents to rest in peace with his Tombstone maneuver, but these six Superstars used it on him!03/15/2017 - 13:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
Few moves can compare to the force and grace of The Viper's quick-pivot powerslam, which, much like the RKO, can strike at a moment's notice.03/09/2017 - 15:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/08/2017 - 11:45
Take a second look with slow-motion footage of The Viper's WWE Title No. 1 Contender's Match against The Phenomenal One.03/08/2017 - 00:00
Injury update on Randy Orton
INDIANAPOLIS – WWE Superstar Randy Orton suffered an injury at SmackDown in Indianapolis that could keep him sidelined for several weeks.
The injury occurred during a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match with Wade Barrett on the Dec. 30 edition of SmackDown. As their brawl spilled outside the ring, the referee was knocked out when Orton shoved Barrett into him. Next, the cut-throat brawl continued within the Conseco Fieldhouse, where The Viper ended up at the bottom of a set of stairs. With WWE’s Apex Predator down, Barrett approached, but then decided to leave through an arena door (FULL SMACKDOWN RESULTS | WATCH | PHOTOS).
Upon examining Orton last week, WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson informed WWE.com as to his condition.
“Randy suffered a herniated disc on the L4-L5 level on the left side, and that’s resulting in pain and weakness down his leg,” Dr. Sampson explained. “He’s going to need some time off for rehab, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.”
On Jan. 2, WWE physician Chris Amann provided further insight on The Viper's progress.
“Randy is doing quite well. The pain and the weakness in his leg is subsiding. We expect him to make a full recovery."
Orton could not be reached for comment. Stay with WWE.com for further updates.