WWE Raw notes: Randy Orton returning at War Games

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Randy Orton will return at the Survivor Series this Saturday in Chicago after eighteen months on the sidelines.

The announcement was made by Cody Rhodes in the final moments of the episode as his team revealed its fifth member to oppose Judgment Day in the War Games Match. With the audience in Grand Rapids chanting, “Randy”, Rhodes stated they weren’t hearing “voices in their head” and that the people were right.

Orton has not wrestled since May 20, 2022, during an episode of SmackDown (also in Grand Rapids) where The Usos beats Orton & Matt Riddle for the Raw & SmackDown tag titles and Orton was taken out by The Bloodline.

Orton has been out of action due to a severe back injury.

The announcement of Orton came after Drew McIntyre defeated Jey Uso with a Future Shock DDT to gain the advantage at War Games.

Earlier in the night, McIntyre clarified that he has not joined Judgment Day but will team with them in War Games in order to get Jey Uso inside a steel cage.

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Natalya & Tegan Nox will receive the next shot at the WWE Women’s Tag Titles after winning a fatal four-way match on Monday against Kayden Carter & Katana Chance, Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae, and Maxxine Dupri & Ivy Nile.

Maxxine attempted a high cross to Nox, who reversed and landed on top for the pin.

It sets up Natalya & Nox challenging Chelsea Green & Piper Niven in the future.

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Next week’s episode in Nashville, Tennessee will include a Tag Team Turmoil Match involving DIY, Alpha Academy, New Day, Indus Sher, Imperium, and The Creed to determine who will get a shot at the Undisputed Tag Titles – currently held by Finn Balor & Damian Priest.

Bronson Reed will also face Ivar next week.

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Updated card for WWE Survivor Series this Saturday at the Allstate Arena:
*War Games Match: Seth Rollins, Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn & Randy Orton vs. Damian Priest, Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, JD McDonagh & Drew McIntyre
*War Games Match: IYO SKY, Bayley, Kairi Sane & Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Shotzi & Becky Lynch
*Intercontinental Championship: Gunther © vs. The Miz
*Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley © vs. Zoey Stark
*Carlito vs. Santos Escobar

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