Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Regarding Randy Orton, there have been a number of different ideas on how to handle his injury creatively, since at one point he was set to win the Royal Rumble in his hometown of St. Louis.
Officials have discussed having Orton do a surprise return late in the Rumble, win it and then take more time off to heal leading into WrestleMania 28.
Keeping him off the Rumble and having him return around Elimination Chamber to set up his WrestleMania match has also been discussed.
Orton is currently scheduled for the Jan. 16 RAW SuperShow in Anaheim, California and the Royal Rumble taking place Jan. 29 in St. Louis, Missouri. No word on if he’ll be wrestling or doing run-ins.