It was reported today that Randy Orton won’t be a part of WWE’s UK tour in November, which starts next week.
The reason for Orton’s absence is that he needs to take a few weeks off to film “The Condemned 2: Desert Prey.”
The Viper was reportedly going to wrestle the retuning Chris Jericho on the tour. Apparently, Bray Wyatt will now be replacing Orton on all the events, starring Y2J.
I find this information bizarre as The Eater of Worlds has just started a feud with Dean Ambrose. It is true that before leaving on his FOZZY tour, Jericho was involved in a double storyline with both Orton and Wyatt and it makes some sense to go after them upon his return. However, I’d think that the Ambrose/Wyatt rivalry would have priority as a new and exciting territory, which hasn’t been explored yet.
I’ll be attending SmackDown on Nov 11 in Liverpool and I was excited to see the Wyatt/Ambrose feud develop in front of my eyes. Hopefully, Randy Orton’s acting duties won’t deprive me of that.
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