The Reversing Time Phenomenon: Former WWE Writer’s Take on Randy Orton’s Comeback

A former WWE writer has weighed in on Randy Orton’s return to the company. The Viper returned to WWE during the Men’s WarGames match at Survivor Series on November 25. He helped Cody Rhodes’ team defeat The Judgment Day and then defeated Dominik Mysterio in a singles match on the following episode of RAW.

However, last Monday night will likely be The Legend Killer’s last appearance on the red brand for a while as he has decided to sign with the SmackDown brand. The Bloodline attacked Orton on the May 20, 2022 edition of SmackDown as a way to write the veteran off television due to his back injury. Now that he has returned, Orton has made it his mission to get revenge on The Bloodline, and that is why he chose to sign with the blue brand.

Speaking on his Wrestling With Freddie podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. weighed in on Randy Orton’s return to the company. He compared the 43-year-old to the fictional movie character Benjamin Button, who aged in reverse in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Wrestling legend Teddy Long recently suggested that Randy Orton start a rivalry with LA Knight on SmackDown. Speaking on Sportskeeda’s The Wrestling Time Machine podcast, Teddy Long claimed that a rivalry with Randy Orton would benefit LA Knight. Long stated that Knight could learn a lot from Orton if the two were to have a storyline together on WWE television.

“WWE officials have reportedly been very impressed with Orton during his return so far. It will be interesting to see what the promotion has planned for The Viper in the weeks ahead on SmackDown.

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