The Backlash match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt has been cancelled, with Randy Orton not being cleared to compete.
While fake injuries often occur in the WWE, this is not one of those situations. Apparently Randy Orton is legitimately injured, and although the details have not been made public, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that it is concussion related. A few days ago at a WWE live show, Randy Orton was also not able to perform, being replaced by Kane at that North Carolina show.
Within the WWE storyline, Randy Orton was injured backstage by Bray Wyatt at Backlash.
This injury occurs only weeks after Randy Orton returned following another devastating injury. In October 2015, Orton suffered a shoulder injury that put him out until SummerSlam 2016, when he faced Brock Lesnar.
It also seems that this Lesnar match caused some legitimate damage to Orton as well.
“It has not been confirmed exactly what the injury is, although Orton took a legitimate beating from Lesnar’s elbows on the ground, which sliced him up (at SummerSlam),” the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports.
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