As previously noted, Randy Orton has been on the company’s “disabled/inactive list” during his time away television and the hope was that Orton would return for the August 2nd 2021 edition of WWE RAW.
Orton is being advertised in local markets for the August 2nd RAW in Chicago, IL. At that show, Orton is scheduled to team up with Drew McIntyre and Matt Riddle in a match against Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, and Omos in what could end up being a dark match.
— Anthony Hicks (@Im_antbanks) July 27, 2021
WWE started teasing an Orton/Riddle vs. Styles/Omos match with Riddle being attacked by Styles on this week’s RAW. The crowd chanted for Orton but he did not appear on the show.