WWE legend Randy Orton set for in-ring return at Survivor Series: War Games
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WWE legend Randy Orton was confirmed for Survivor Series: War Games on Monday night after being out of action for more than a year due to a significant back injury.
Cody Rhodes announced on "Monday Night Raw" that Orton will join his team – consisting of Jey Uso, Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn – as they go up against Damian Priest, Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, J.D. McDonagh and Drew McIntyre in the War Games match.
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Randy Orton poses during the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Super Showdown event in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah on Jan. 7, 2019. (Amer Hilabi/AFP via Getty Images)
"The American Nightmare’s" announcement came after McIntyre beat Uso to gain the advantage ahead of the match. He teased the crowd before coming out with the news.
"I’m so glad that you guys have got the advantage," he told his opponents. "I’m so glad you have a star at the caliber level of a Drew McIntyre with you because we, we’re not alone. We’ve found a fifth member. Somebody that I have a legacy with… You know who I’m talking about, right? Why are you looking at me that way? You’re looking at me like we’re prey – did you now know with us is the apex predator?
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Cody Rhodes, right, and Damian Priest take the fight out of the ring as Rhea Ripley watches during the WWE Fastlane pro wrestling event, Oct. 7, 2023, at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Hali Tauxe/IndyStar/USA Today Network)
"Matter of fact, I think all these people know who it is too.… Oh, that’s right, you’re not just