As noted, RAW featured a segment where Orton was addressing the feud with Alexa Bliss. After a replay of Bliss’ controversial pentagram promo from last week, Orton had trouble breathing and then started throwing up a thick, black liquid. He stumbled around and hurried away to end the segment.
The segment drew comparisons to the Papa Shango character, played by WWE Hall of Famer “The Godfather” Charles Wright. Fans on social media noted how the segment was similar to how Shango caused WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior to ooze a black liquid when they were feuding in the 1990s.
Shango is still trending on Twitter as of Tuesday morning.
For those who missed it, you can click here for Bliss’ response to the segment with Orton. It’s believed that the Orton vs. Bliss feud will lead to the return of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt for a match with Orton at WrestleMania 37. The Fiend hasn’t been seen since Orton set him on fire at WWE TLC in December, which was acknowledged by Orton during last night’s promo.
Stay tuned for more on Bliss and Orton. You can see few related tweets on Shango:
9-year-olds in 1992 who loved Ultimate Warrior vs Papa Shango, this is your fault. https://t.co/KuC5EICPXg
— Jim Valley (@JimValley) February 23, 2021
— WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) February 23, 2021
I like the implication here that Papa Shango is merely a fictional character, whereas The Godfather is a real person pic.twitter.com/9XTskUga3R
— brett thousand (@BrettThousand) February 23, 2021
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) February 23, 2021
— Dennis (@DSpicacci) February 23, 2021
— Dee Bee (@BeardFace308) February 23, 2021
— Pro Wrestling Splash (@pwsplash) February 23, 2021
When did Papa Shango get involved? https://t.co/0zlYpnUhkq
— Just Alyx (@JustAlyxCentral) February 23, 2021
Papa Shango was last seen at the House Hardy Compound in 2018. Bray Wyatt could have run into him there. pic.twitter.com/nmTWZ34NVh
— Blade McGillicutty (@Blade_222) February 23, 2021
— Ned Zeppelin II (@JoeyFioNYR) February 23, 2021
Alexa stole Papa Shango's gimmick?! This month?! pic.twitter.com/dzqwOge34F
— Rich Fann II (@Rich_Fann) February 23, 2021
Papa Shango Trends On Twitter After Randy Orton Segment