Sunday, September 11, 2016
Updates On Randy Orton's WWE Status, Possible Replacement For Tonight's Backlash Match
There's still no word yet on how WWE will handle tonight's match with Wyatt but Orton is backstage at the pay-per-view in Richmond. Kane replaced Orton at a weekend live event in Raleigh, North Carolina, picking up a win over Wyatt. Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline.com notes that Kane would be the likely Backlash replacement for Orton, unless a surprise was done.
As noted, the Orton vs. Lesnar rematch set for later this month at the non-televised WWE live event in Chicago is also up in the air. Meltzer adds that there's no confirmation on Orton's injury but he took a legitimate beating from Lesnar last month. WWE officials were hoping Orton would be cleared over the past week but he was not.