WWE legend Randy Orton ‘coming along’ after surgery as dad gives major update on son’s wrestling future

The Viper's in-ring future sounds more promising.

December 2nd 2022

WWE legend Randy Orton ‘coming along’ after surgery as dad gives major update on son’s wrestling future
WWE legend Randy Orton
Randy Orton could make a in-ring return (Picture: WWE)

WWE legend Randy Orton is said to be ‘coming along’ well after undergoing surgery.

The 14-time world champion has been out of action for six months with a back injury, which came after he hit some of the best form of his career as part of the RK-Bro team with Matt Riddle.

Following reports he has recently had fusion surgery on his lower back, there has been plenty of concern for his future, with some people speculating his in-ring career could be over.

However, his dad ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton Jr. has given a more positive update and suggested fans can expect to see him back in the ring.

During a virtual signing for K & S WrestleFest, he said: ‘He’s coming along. I see him maybe once a week or so. But he’s coming along. He’ll be back in there before you know it.’

Bob also weighed in on a potential dream opponent for Randy if and when he returns, and pointed to the American Nightmare Cody Rhodes, given the history both families share in wrestling.

WWE legend Randy Orton and his dad Cowboy Bob Orton Jr
Randy’s dad ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton Jr has given an update (Picture: WWE)

He added: ‘I think Cody [Rhodes versus Randy] would be a hell of a match. I wrestled Dusty a lot of times so, might as well keep it ongoing.’

Last month, Randy’s wife Kim Orton has marked their seventh wedding anniversary on her public Instagram account by sharing a sweet selfie of them together her husband in bed in a hospital gown, with half of his face obscured by a mask.

WWE legend Randy Orton and wife Kim in hospital
Randy Orton’s wife Kim shared this hospital selfie last month (Picture: Instagram/Kim Orton)

She didn’t reveal when the photo itself was taken, but she did hint that there was a funny story to be told one day.

In an emotional and romantic post, she wrote: ‘7 wonderful years with the man of my dreams. You’re bat s**t crazy (but so am I) I trust you, and you trust me.

‘We could conquer the f**king world together (if we feel like it) but for now I just want you to be my daddy and me to be your momma and raise our beautiful children together as one big happy family.

‘FAMILY♥️LOVE♥️LOYALTY♥️ we have that tattooed on our bodies because it’s the most important thing to us. ME, YOU, OUR FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS, that’s all that matters.

‘Thank you for loving me the way you do @randyorton Happy Anniversary my love ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ btw. If y’all only knew why this pic was taken (Source : https://metro.co.uk)