Randy Orton

Randy Orton said to be “nowhere near medically cleared to return” despite him being in Detroit for Summerslam weekend

As previously noted, a WWE source told Fightful.com to “not count” on Randy Orton appearing at Summerslam 2023 and if there are plans for Orton to return imminently, they are being kept quiet.

On Friday, Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com reported that Orton is in Detroit ahead of Summerslam. However, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful was quick to note that “despite reports of Randy Orton being in Detroit, I’m told by people close to Randy that he is nowhere near medically cleared to return at this point.”

In recent months, there has been internet speculation regarding Orton’s potential return to WWE television with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle saying in June of 2023 that Orton would be coming back “pretty damn soon.”