Randy Orton

Update On Concussion That Kept Randy Orton From Wrestling At Backlash PPV

It looks like concussion issues was the injury that kept Randy Orton from competing against Bray Wyatt as scheduled at the WWE Backlash pay-per-view in Richmond, Virginia on Sunday night.

According to a number of sources, “The Viper” was pulled from his match with Wyatt because of the concussion symptoms he has been suffering from ever since his brutal “15 Years in the Making” match against Brock Lesnar at the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view in August.

Because Orton was diagnosed with a concussion after the Lesnar match, he has been taking the WWE impact concussion tests. Due to the fact that he only passed some of them — not all of them — the WWE medical staff was unwilling to give him medical clearance to return to the ring.

To explain the situation in the storyline on Sunday night, WWE had Wyatt attack Orton backstage so there was an obvious reason to the fans why he wouldn’t be competing as advertised. The fact that they had him come out later and get physical for a run-in spot during the Wyatt-Kane replacement match would suggest that WWE is optimistic about Orton’s chances of returning to the ring in the near future.

Orton, who hasn’t been active inside the squared circle since the Lesnar match at SummerSlam, is still advertised to face “The Beast Incarnate” in a rematch at the upcoming WWE live event in Chicago, Illinois on September 24th.

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