Does WWE Superstar Randy Orton Have A Legitimate Injury?

Posted By: Chris Dunfee - November 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm
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As we all know, The Miz stole the title of “The Ultimate Opportunist” from Edge, following his sneaky Money In The Bank briefcase cash in on last week’s edition of WWE Monday Night RAW — where he went on to defeat Randy Orton for the WWE Championship title.

However, it took a pre-match beatdown from The Nexus, prior to his main event title defense to Wade Barrett, to take the fight out of “The Viper”, with what appeared to be an obvious knee injury sustained by Orton.

This week, Randy Orton was not on the special, three-hour “King of the Ring” edition of World Wrestling Entertainment‘s flagship telecast, perhaps selling the knee injury from the week before. Or was he really injured?

According to several online reports, the injury “The Apex Predator” suffered on last week’s Monday Night RAW broadcast, was indeed a legit injury, and Orton partially displaced his kneecap after a kick from Husky Harris.

Reports note that the injury isn’t serious but swelled up; and it was a precautionary measure by World Wrestling Entertainment to keep him out of action inside the squared circle. Orton not only did not compete at the RAW taping last night but was also sidelined from competing at the RAW World Tour live event house show in Salisbury, Maryland on Sunday evening.

Orton is expected to return on next week’s edition of Monday Night RAW and it is strongly anticipated that he will resume his program with The Miz moving towards the company’s next pay-per-view.

Local fans have already relayed information that they are running advertisements for Orton to challenge The Miz for the WWE Championship at the upcoming TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs event; which takes place on Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Contributing author Christopher Dunfee is a feature writer for Force Of Wrestling and covers professional wrestling organizations World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. To contact Christopher for radio appearances or any other media inquiries, be sure to contact him at

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