Given the fact he has been at the top of the biggest roster in professional wrestling history for some time now, it comes as little surprise Randy Orton is looking for a prolonged break.
Having joined the company some 14 years ago now, The Viper is currently involved in a storyline with Sheamus which is not exactly doing many favours for either WWE superstar.
Their match at the SummerSlam pay-per-view event this past Sunday night was mediocre as an opening to the second biggest night on WWE's calendar.
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The match was by no means memorable and served as more of a de ja vu for their bout at Battleground one month before.
With The Celtic Warrior also currently holding the Money In The Bank briefcase on his side, it came as little surprise when he secured the win following an ill-timed RKO to make it one win a piece.
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As What Culture reports, Orton is looking to be working a lighter schedule with WWE which, when coupled with his career as an actor, comes as little surprise.
This is not the first time The Viper has been linked with having a long period away from the ring, as he has already had several weeks holiday as well as making fewer Raw appearances generally, this year.
Orton is only 35-years-old which is a similar age to many of the biggest names on the roster and, given that he has had so much experience as being at the top of the roster, questions can be asked about why he does not want to part with WWE entirely.
Despite doubtlessly having made a fortune during his time at the company it would make sense if Orton were to still want to maintain some sort of tie with WWE as he is still in great physical condition, too.
What Culture adds that Orton would not be looking to do several shows in succession, particularly house shows which in turn could potentially prove beneficial to the company.
With this sort of time off, WWE still have a huge array of talent on their roster in the meantime and whenever Orton were to return it would certainly be epic and go down extremely well with those tuning in.
In addition, WWE could also benefit from this altered schedule as they would have a consistently fitter and fresher Randy Orton on their books, who would certainly be able to show the younger talent a thing or two upon his comeback.
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