Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
While he does have two Wellness Policy strikes against him, word is that Randy Orton will be pushed back into a main event spot when he returns from his current suspension.
Orton has been vocal about turning heel recently, but WWE continues to push him as a face. The reason that they are doing that is because there is a feeling within the company that Sheamus is not strong enough yet to carry SmackDown live events as the top face.
Orton has also been vocal about the company banning the punt kick. The kick was banned to help prevent concussions.