We know Randy Orton is currently sidelined from four to six months with a shoulder injury, so the chances of him appearing at WrestleMania next April could be on the line depending on how well his recovery goes.
According to Wrestling News, Dave Meltzer was able to get some more information about The Viper's injury, and it is being described as a very serious one.
Orton is thinking about getting shoulder surgery in order to help the problem, however, if he does, he might miss the biggest WWE show of the year.
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The report also said: "Orton suffered shoulder injuries in 2005 in a match with The Undertaker, 2010 in a match with Jack Swagger, 2012 in a match with Stevie Richards, 2013 while he was feuding with The Shield, and the dislocated shoulder from this past week.
"Orton has said in the past that he was born with hypermobile shoulders so he had to get a procedure done many years ago to get them tightened up."
With this in mind and the current situation the WWE is going through with injuries and Orton's age, it would definitely be wise for him to get the surgery. WWE is in dire need of a top heel in the company and if the surgery can bring him back sooner, The Viper can take up that role.
We have seen countless times in the past that Orton is a great heel, and more importantly, a great heel champion. When the WWE needs someone to feud against Roman Reigns, when he eventually becomes champion, and put him over, Randy is that guy.
If he does return in four months time, he would be a perfect opponent for Roman Reigns at WrestleMania if Brock Lesnar is otherwise occupied and another good star to put the former Shield man over.