Randy Orton made his in-ring return from injury at this year's SummerSlam event in a losing effort to The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar.
The match has been condemned by many reporters after the ending depicted both blood and violence and seemed incredibly real to the WWE Universe and even saw Chris Jericho come forward to question Lesnar on whether that was supposed to be the ending.
Orton then lost the SummerSlam rematch last night in Chicago in what was another brutal affair from the duo, but despite losing both the matches, according to a report from The Inquisitr, The Viper has earned high praise from Vince McMahon for his part in both matches.
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FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOT
It appears that McMahon has been so impressed with the fact that Randy Orton has been willing to let Brock Lesnar beat him and leave him bloody and unable to be cleared for matches weeks down the line, that he is offering Orton a future Championship shot.
The Viper hasn't been anywhere near a WWE Championship in over a year and has only just been cleared to return to WWE action after the beating he endured at the hands of Lesnar back in August.
It will be interesting to see how Orton slots into the WWE Championship picture on SmackDown though with so many big faces currently populating the title picture.
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURE
AJ Styles currently sits on the SmackDown throne and if reports are to be believed, his two main challengers could be set to take some time away from WWE soon, which leaves the WWE title picture wide open.
AJ will be looking for a new challenger if he retains his Championship at No Mercy in two weeks time and Orton could easily step up if his feud with Bray Wyatt finally reaches its climax.
It's good news for Orton who is looking for his unlucky 13th World Championship, with Orton unaware how much longer he has left of his WWE career it makes sense that he should be pushing to break records and leave a lasting impression with the right people in the company.