The Twitter feed of the WWE Insider reported last night during the SmackDown! tapings in Indianapolis that Randy Orton was injured. “BREAKING: @RandyOrton injured at #Smackdown in Indianapolis tonight. More details to follow on WWE.com as they become available,” the tweet read.
The WWE website quickly reacted to Orton’s injury, pulling him out of scheduled Street Fight Matches with Wide Barrett at the live events this weekend — a feud that was expected to take place for a few more months still. Sheamus has substituted for Orton against Barrett for now.
Orton was reportedly injured during a Falls Count Anywhere Match against Barrett at the tapings last night. The word backstage is that Orton suffered a back inury of some sort. The early prognosis for his injury isn’t looking great with the possibility that Orton could be out of action for at least 6 months — well past WrestleMania 28 in early April.