There was no sign of Randy Orton last night at WWE Raw. He was mentioned by Matt Riddle during his promo but there was no explanation given on why he was not there.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that while Orton was not booked to appear at WWE Extreme Rules, he was booked to appear on a house show but he was not there.
Meltzer said, “He wasn’t booked on the pay-per-view but he was booked on the house show and he wasn’t at the house show either so there’s something up.”
Orton’s absence is odd since he had just returned last month after being off WWE shows for several weeks.
Orton has been active on Twitter and he did indicate that he wanted to “3 peat” at the Royal Rumble. He also sent out a tweet to promote ticket sales for the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) September 27, 2021
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) September 23, 2021