If you were wondering why Randy Orton hasn’t returned on TV yet, it is because he has a deviated septum. This is a condition, which manifests in breathing difficulties and nosebleeds, due to a trauma to the nose.
The treatment of the condition requires a surgery but the recovery time is just a few weeks. Hopefully, Orton will make it just in time to join the Rumble at the end of this month.
The plans for the Viper upon his return seem to remain focused on a feud with Seth Rollins. Orton will fit in nicely as an anti-authority figure since the Authority is already back in power.