Will Randy Orton face consequences after breaking major WWE rule on SmackDown?

Randy Orton's RKO on SmackDown GM Nick Aldis might haunt him in the future with some sort of punishment.

Will Randy Orton face consequences after breaking major WWE rule on SmackDown?

Nick Aldis and Randy Orton (via WWE)

The last seven days have revolved around the talks of CM Punk and Randy Orton‘s return to WWE. The former, being one of the most shocking moments in the history of the company, somewhat overshadowed the latter’s scheduled comeback. 

But The Viper’s appearance on both weekly shows covered up his hype and took it to a main storyline level. Not only this, but his excitement broke a major rule on SmackDown, which would haunt him in the future.


The Apex Predator signed the SmackDown contract in the main event of the show and stood on top of The Bloodline. The SmackDown General Manager, Nick Aldis, was beside Orton and raised his hands to welcome him to the blue brand.

However, Randy’s unexpected nature took Aldis down with a devastating RKO. The official rules for any show disallow any superstar to hit WWE officials despite their uncontrollable ire.

The history and speculations suggest Randy will be suspended from SmackDown by Nick next week. It could be a bold move from the newly appointed GM, but following the guidelines has been his gimmick so far.


Jey Uso was fined a handsome amount for attacking Jimmy Uso on SmackDown. Another instance saw him suspend Kevin Owens, the guest announcer, for attacking Grayson Waller during his announcing job tenure.

Aldis would surely be interested in having Randy on his show. But an attack on himself would make him helpless to punish him one way or another. This would also help in keeping Orton and The Bloodline away from each other until Roman Reigns returns to build a storyline properly. It would be exciting to see how the 14-time champion’s story unfolds in his feud with the heel faction.

Adam Pearce might secure CM Punk for Monday Night Raw

“Look in my eyes, what do you see!” were the words that allowed CM Punk to come out at Survivor Series: WarGames 2023. The fans were awestruck to see The Second City Saint in WWE after nearly 10 years. The question ever since then has lied in what his first feud will be, and that too on which brand.

CM Punk
CM Punk (Image via: Open source)

But the early rumors and this week’s SmackDown have clarified that Punk should stay on Raw. The signing of Randy Orton on SmackDown has paved the way for The Best in the World to have his time on Monday Nights. The same could be seen officialized in the coming episode of SmackDown or Raw.

The current status of Punk is stated to be that of a free agent, allowing him to be on the blue brand next week. But his mainstay would be on Raw, as Adam Pearce would not let go of the chance for greater eyeballs. The huge rivalry for Punk on Raw would be built around his past beef with Seth “Freakin” Rollins.

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