Monday night on Raw, WWE COO Triple H told the WWE Universe that Randy Orton had been given the night off and showed a Tweet from the Viper which said "Wish I could have made it tonight...#RAW" and attached was a picture of the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion sunbathing in just his shorts.
Many believed this was the case, it's not the first time Triple H has given some of his friends preferential treatment just for being his friend so the Universe let it slide, but now according to reports Randy Orton was actually rehabilitating himself from an injury he suffered just over a week ago.
One third of Evolution injured his collar bone in a match he was put in by COO Triple H after The Big Show disrespected new member Seth Rollins.
Rollins made his appearance known in that match after he came out and dealt with The Big Show himself he attacked him before he stood tall with his new found team mates, but it seems the damage was already done to Randy's collar bone.
It is said to have not been a serious injury and Orton did work this weekend's live shows so he is still ring capable and will be back on Raw on Monday night. But he probably won't have a match because Triple H already put him into the Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, without an actual match to qualify like every other superstar.
But it makes sense when you think about it. Randy Orton is the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, he lost his title in a triple threat match at Wrestlemania when Daniel Bryan won it and the following night on Raw, it was all about Triple H wanting the title and then Evolution and The Shield entered a feud, meaning The Viper never actually got his rematch shot for the title he wasn't even pinned to lose.
Even though it looks like Triple H is giving him favourable treatment, Randy Orton should have had a title shot weeks ago, and now Batista has gone and never really had any claim to the title anyway, he should go for it.
Putting him into a seven-man ladder match was probably not his idea of a re-match clause and if his collar bone isn't healed in two weeks time, he is definitely going to feel it.
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