Randy Orton Injured, Plans For RAW’s 20th Anniversary, WWE TV Taping Preview

– Randy Orton reportedly injured his wrist at Sunday night’s Tribute To The Troops tapings, according to PWInsider.com. Orton wrestled a tag match with Sheamus against Big Show and Dolph Ziggler at the show.

Orton did not work Monday’s RAW as a result of the injury, but is still advertised for tonight’s SmackDown. We’ll post an update when it becomes available.

*SPOILERS*  WWE Tribute To The Troops Tapings Results

– With the planned CM Punk vs. Ryback match at TLC put on hold due to Punk’s knee surgery, WWE is now planning to present the match at the 20th Anniversary RAW special on January 14th from Houston, Texas.

– Tonight’s WWE television tapings take place from Bridgeport, Connecticut. The top match scheduled for WWE Main Event is Ryback vs. Alberto Del Rio.

No matches have been announced for this week’s Smackdown, but we’ll get the final hype for Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view and the Big Show vs. Sheamus World Heavyweight title feud.

The advertised dark match main events are a title match between Big Show vs. Sheamus as well as Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio. Considering the wrist injury Orton sustained on Sunday, it’s unknown whether this match will take place.

(Partial Source: PWInsider.com)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremycounty Jeremy-County Roberts

    Orton must be so sick of having to fight Del Rio and Wade all the time. I’m starting to think they are running out of ideas for Orton and Del Rio. Orton is just useless as a face, he would even admit that. Give the guy a heel turn and we can see classic Orton again.Love Orton or hate him he is a damn good heel. Almost too good. He gets bigger pops as a heel than a face.

    • jeff_sonnen

      Randy must face new guys like Damien sandow, Antonio cesaro bring back Christian as hell and let them have again those 5 Star Matches.
      Randy must have big match at Wrestlemania they never give him big matches anymore and shitty fueds.

    • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

      It’s because he’s still eating shit for his 2nd drug test failure. It’s not uncommon for a wrestler to have to eat shit for well over a year. Triple H went through it. If a guy can make it through it with a smile on his face and still work his ass off, he’ll go places. If not he’ll fade into obscurity, sort of like John Morrison.

  • sparky

    Randy Orton is one of the greatest wrestlers ever. I don’t like how they are using him. He should be in the main events. They always put Cena in main events and he is not even a champion. I love Randy Orton and hope he return soon. I think he can be a great face abd heel but wwe is not using him right for a face. IMO he is way better looking than cena and can wrestle better. Randy orton can be really big if they use him right.

    • Eli

      they should make a Orton-Lesnar Match at Wrestlemania 29!

      Orton dont get the big matches vs the big names like cena with rock/brock .

    • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

      One of the greatest ever? Um, no. I can name probably 20 other guys better just off the top of my head. I would say he’s at least in the top ten though for CURRENT wrestlers.

  • http://SEScoops.com/ siberian_skies

    And then how about no more title matches for Ryback for awhile.

  • GodsLoyalSon

    No, the 20th anniversary should be held in New York City, the place where it all started

  • Bro88

    I know I’m sick of Orton/ADR and I’m sure there are others along with the crowd that will be in attendance at the show. I’d almost want a refund if I saw that.

  • Chris

    when Orton comes back, he needs to turn heel. or like stone cold, against everybody. Ziggler may work well as a face, but he has to win the title as a heel first…love the miz/ sandow fued, i hope they keep that going. I think its time for Bryan to get a push….gets a great fan reaction face or heel. Maybe having him win the royal rumble. That would be a surprise. A Del Rio/ JBL feud would’ve been great…one more match JBL! Oh and Undertaker/ Cena needs to happen at Wrestlemania.

  • morrisonfanone

    I thought that it was going to have more than just that on the 20th anniversary.

  • http://twitter.com/Shaddy_esc_617 Rashad Jackson

    orton def. needs to turn heel he said hes going to and wwe said they plan on it within the next few months…

    i kinda agree..cena is the damn FACE of wwe,,but u got all these other ppl..orton..rio…ziggler…
    orton needs a title shot…i agree he shudnt respect anybody in the wwe…be like austin and just not care!! RKO cena after u n him win a tag match…rko big show!!…
    him and wade shud team up even though they had beef…and i loved their story line it was going places…i want the legend killer back even though their arent any legends for him to fight but undertaker…lol
    he just needs to be that badass that he once was

    he def, needs to face and fight new ppl with new story lines…i wish him n wade can finish there story line but w/e it wont happen…