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Backstage news on Randy Orton’s absence from WWE TV

Randy Orton hasn’t been seen on WWE television in nearly a month and there have been fans wondering why that’s the case.

Fightful Select reports the reason he’s been off TV is due to him being placed on the disabled/inactive list. It was noted that there are no issues between Orton and the company, and the hope is from all sides that he’ll be back in time for the August 2 episode of WWE Raw.

WWE did have creative plans for Orton and Matt Riddle through SummerSlam, but “the unforeseen circumstances of Orton’s absence required an audible be called.”

Orton was last seen in action on the June 21st episode of Raw where he lost to John Morrison in a Money in the Bank qualifying match. He was slated to work the last chance qualifying match, but Riddle ended up replacing him in the match and went onto work the ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event.

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