Could The Viper Return In Detroit
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With SummerSlam happening this Saturday…could the Viper return in Detroit?

And right off the bat…no, this is not about Dodge bringing back the old American muscle car. That Viper doesn’t jive with today’s green cars and EVs…it’s gone.

In this case, it’s a simple but burning question about missing WWE Superstar Randy Orton.

We have not seen the future WWE Hall of Famer in over a year.

For quite a bit of that time, it seems like every few weeks, there is new speculation about when and where Orton might return.

And here we are.

With WWE’s “Biggest Party of the Summer” just days away, it would certainly be a big stage for a legend’s return.


Could The Viper Return In Detroit
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Could The Viper Return In Detroit?

We have not seen the decorated WWE Superstar since he dropped the RAW tag titles last year.

He’s taken a lengthy sabbatical to get fixed up. Primarily, the main issue being fixed was a bad lower back.

Reports indicate he’s had a fusion surgery to fix what ailed him.

Seems good, right?

Maybe, except we’ve heard that doctors have mostly told The Viper to not wrestle again.

Orton, to the surprise of probably no one, isn’t listening…but there’s been no plans for his return.

Fightful recently discussed the latest on the recuperating legend.

Specifically, if there are plans for an Orton return on Saturday, plans are being kept under very tight wraps.

Going back to those doctors, it’s not readily apparent if Orton has even been cleared to resume in-ring activities. Bumps are bad for the back, after all.

He has been cleared to work out, though, and the report informed us that while he may not be bumping in the ring, Randy looked jacked and could be in the best shape of his life.

Could The Viper Return In Detroit
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Given what he’s accomplished during his career, it would not be right for it to end with a whimper. We may not see him in Detroit, but it seems like we should see him in a WWE ring again eventually.