WWE confirmed this afternoon that Randy Orton will make his return on tonight’s episode of Raw.
This was expected to take place last week on Raw as he was locally advertised for the show, but it didn’t happen. Two weeks ago, Riddle lost to John Morrison due to a distraction finish when Omos destroyed Riddle’s scooter. Post-match, Styles and Omos continued the attack on Riddle as the fans chanted Orton’s name. Styles did look over at the entranceway to see if Orton would return, but that didn’t happen.
Orton noted in a tweet that he is opening the show. He wrote, “been away for a bit, but tonight, I’m back on #WWERaw … and I won’t keep you waiting, I’m kicking off the show. #ViperIsBack.”
It was recently reported that the reason the former WWE Champion had been off TV was due to him being placed on the disabled/inactive list.
Also confirmed for the show is Bobby Lashley and MVP addressing Lashley’s WWE Championship defense against Goldberg at SummerSlam while Charlotte Flair will respond to her loss against Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. from last week.
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) August 9, 2021