Randy Orton was spotted in the northeast by fans over the weekend and was backstage last night at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. At one point he was actually dressed in his wrestling gear but the company then made the decision to delay his return.
As noted earlier, Bo Dallas was scheduled to be in the Rumble and those plans changed. Heath Slater is back on the road with the company and was also backstage but not used on the show.
The Randy Orton return was supposed to be a secret but word got out through radio ads that he was scheduled for tonight’s Raw, which is now cancelled, and tomorrow’s Smackdown.