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Kurt Angle makes massive claim about Randy Orton’s return

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The wrestling world has been buzzing with anticipation over the possible return of one of its most decorated superstars, Randy Orton.

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle believes that Orton’s comeback to the wrestling ring is on the horizon after undergoing back surgery’‹.

Speaking on his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, Angle was optimistic about Orton’s recovery. He said, “Doing good man. He recovered from his back surgery. I think he’s gonna come back pretty damn soon. He’s doing much better, yes.”

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Kurt Angle on Randy Orton

The speculation regarding Orton’s return is not just based on hearsay. There could be some inside information fueling this belief.

Kim Orton and Giovanna Angle, wives of Randy Orton and Kurt Angle respectively, share a close friendship and have even co-hosted a podcast in the past. This connection suggests that Kurt Angle’s assertions may carry some weight regarding Orton’s condition’‹.

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A Champion’s Long Absence

Randy Orton, the 43-year-old wrestling icon, has been out of action for over a year, with his last appearance on WWE programming in the May 20 episode of SmackDown’‹.

On that episode, Orton and Matt Riddle lost a match to The Usos for the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships’‹’‹. The Usos’ attack after the match saw Orton written off television, marking the beginning of his hiatus’‹.

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The Surgery and Speculations

In November, it was reported that Orton underwent fusion surgery on his lower back. The procedure was expected to keep him off the wrestling mat for an extended period, although no specific timeline was provided’‹.

There were whispers of Orton’s potential return around the WrestleMania season in April. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter squashed those rumours, stating that Orton was “nowhere close” to making a comeback at the time’‹.

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