Already facing up to two months without John Cena, the WWE Universe's reaction when confronted with Randy Orton's injury this week was, quite rightly, one of frustration.
That frustration may grow existentially today, however, after new reports have revealed just how The Viper suffered the shoulder dislocation that is likely to keep him away from the WWE ring for some time.
As reported by WWE guru Dave Meltzer, rather than any high-risk wrestling move or workout scenario, it was the mundane task of taking out the garbage that has rid WWE fans of one of their favorite Superstars.
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According to Meltzer, via NoDq.com:
"Orton actually injured himself while taking out garbage to the curb this past week and that's how it got dislocated."
The report goes on to note that it took almost three hours for Orton's troublesome shoulder to be popped back into pace. That must have been some heavy garbage.
In fairness to Orton, he suffers from hypermobile shoulders and has a long history with shoulder problems. In fact, he often has to warm up the joint for up to one hour before a match.
The freak nature of Orton's injury will only add to the frustration of the WWE hierarchy, too, especially considering the veteran had been earmarked for a big push in Cena's absence.
And you can't imagine the wrestler himself is best pleased that doing chores have cost him a big finale to 2015.
Having had an up and down year, struggling to nail down a position at the top end of the WWE roster due to creative decisions and his own personal requests for time off, to suffer injury at the hands of a garbage bag is the cherry on the top of a frustrating year for Orton.
WWE fans: What is the most bizarre injury you've heard a wrestler suffering? Let us know in the comments below...
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