Bob Orton states that Randy is ‘coming along’ in regards to his injuries.
Since May of this year, Randy Orton has been out of action and off WWE TV. It was recently reported Fightful Select that Orton had fusion surgery on his lower back. When exactly Orton had the surgery done is unknown.
Randy’s father, ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton Jr. commented on his son’s recovery while doing a virtual signing for K & S WrestleFest. He stated that Randy is ‘coming along’ and he’ll be back in the ring.
He’s [Randy Orton] 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.
When asked who he’d like to see Randy face when he comes back, Bob named Cody Rhodes as a potential opponent. He added that he used to wrestle Dusty Rhodes a lot and would like to see that continued through Randy and Cody.
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 [Bob smiled].
The 72-year-old Bob Orton Jr. would be open to the idea of becoming an on-screen character again if Randy asked him to. He thinks he would enjoy the role and said it is always fun working with your kid.
Oh gosh, probably [Bob said he’d come back on-screen if Randy asked him to]. I’d probably enjoy the heck out of it. I don’t know if the body would.
It’d always be great being with your kid, you know, doing something. Sure.
Before Randy stepped away from WWE TV, he and Riddle had been in a feud with The Bloodline, who emerged victorious from WarGames at Survivor Series.
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